It all started with postcards.
I was about 8 years old and on my first family vacation to the Greek Islands.
There was a souvenir shop next to the hotel entrance and they had lots of postcards.
I would flip through the rotating postcard rack and pick the places where I would want to go, then I would imagine myself in those places. Then I would think of something to write on that postcard and send from that place.
The only problem was, I had nobody to send it to.
I bought the cards anyway and stacked them in my drawer. Over the years I had collected postcards from all over the place. And every time I made a friend on one of my trips I would ask them for their mailing address and surprise them with one of the cards.
I wish I had kept a picture of every postcard I had sent. But I didn't. And that doesn't matter. I had developed the habit of travel writing, which lead to journaling and documenting trips and discoveries. I learned to do that at a very young age and it grew with me.
That's how it all started.
And now we are here.
Now my friends send me pictures of the postcards they receive from me.
I like that a lot.