Well, I want a place to keep track of all the places I want to visit. And the world is kind of big. So a notebook just doesn’t cut it.
I took the first step the other night and bought some paint that turns your wall into a dry erase board (how cool is that?!).
As I was fretting over the next step – moving a piece of furniture that’s currently blocking the wall on which I want to write – my sister Meg was already three steps ahead of me.
“Why not put a map of the world on your wall?” she asked. Now that was interesting. I was saying how I didn’t want just a plain white box in the middle of my beige wall. We brainstormed different border ideas, then she came out with this one. Hmm…this could work.
“But what if I go outside the white and mistakenly write on the actual wall?” Meg had a perfectly good answer for this, but I can’t remember it. She then offered another option: What if you do a white box, but then trace a map of the world in permanent marker on it? Meg assures me permanent marker can get wiped from a dry erase board with enough elbow grease. She also has a projector at work that could hook up to my computer to get the image on the wall for me to trace. And did I mention her friend with an artistic hand? She offered his services as well. You want a job done? You get Meg on it.
“Your assignment” she said to me “is to find an outline of the world that you want to project onto the wall.” Yes ma’am. I’m on it. Turns out it takes all of two seconds to find such an image. Just type “outline of world” into google images. Plenty to choose from. So I’ll e-mail my image off to Meg, my new life manager, and will keep you posted:)