What gives us more memories or life experience than holiday gatherings with family and friends? At heart, writers are observers of all we see and keeping a journal can help you chronicle your feelings in the moment as well as give you a bank of emotion to draw from down the line to enrich your writing.
Don’t overthink the journaling or evaluate it, just let your thoughts flow naturally. Maybe set a time limit and make it a stream of consciousness exercise.
Write well and lve the adventure!