This week’s Escape Plan challenge (aka our Tip of the Week) is: #4 Souvenir From Childhood: Add something childlike (not necessarily childish) to your workspace or home.
Souvenirs are so childlike, aren’t they? The concept of picking out a momento… a keepsake that will help you remember the best parts of your journey.
What about the journey of childhood? What were the best parts that you want to remember? So quickly we forget. If you could go to a gift shop filled with items exclusively representing your childhood, what would you find?
Pick out a trophy from your childhood and proudly display it! It’s a great conversation piece and even more importantly, it’ll serve as a time machine for childhood memories.
A woman named Karen Chappell from Canada started a website two years ago to help her remember the souvenirs from her own childhood. Her blog, “I Found my Childhood on eBay” is her way of treasuring her memories after a house fire in 1994 destroyed all the original souvenirs. What a creative way to remember back, without cluttering your house.
I have a Cheer Bear figure, just like the one in the picture, next to my desk at work. It’s the original one I received in first grade when I had hives. My mom and I went to the doctor and on the way home she let me pick it out at the store, to cheer me up. Ironically, Cheer Bear still cheers me up.
Share with us in the comments of the Escape Plan blog what souvenir you pick and why.