I started writing because I wanted to keep track of my travels (places, names, contacts, useful information) for my own memory and also to easily share them with anyone who may be interested.
I discovered that in the process of writing I was able to relive and recall so many more details hidden in my memory and give them an endless life.
I took this opportunity to fill my descriptions with additional information, enriching the content with further elements such as photos, historical background, links to other works with similar content, etc..: working through the subject in this way has added so much more value to my very same life’s experiences.
Moreover, I realized that as I was doing these elaborations I started to better understand what I really care about, crave to experience and what is worth doing when I visit a new place.
In a few words, a new way to direct my own gaze.
I would never have thought that such a process and evolution in my mind would have been possible simply by writing, but this is what happened. Now I hope I will be able to better focus on what really matters to me and on those experiences which add value to my way of thinking and looking at the world.