Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Something I've Been Missing

Once upon a time I was a fabulous letter writer.

I had my first pen pal in late elementary and early middle school.  She was the daughter of some family friends who lived in South Carolina, and we kept up our correspondence for years.  In high school I signed up for pen pal programs through my French classes.  By college I was writing missives that were pages long to just about anyone I could think to write.  After I graduated I sent sweet hand-written letters to my husband during our two year long-distance trial.  When we got married I continued to write to a couple of my friends...

I'm not entirely sure what ended it.  For sure email was part of the problem.  Motherhood, and all of the time limits that institution places on a woman, was probably the other big stumbling block  Whatever it was, I find myself in the sad position today that I no longer remember when I last wrote a personal letter.  (I'm rather famous for getting what I want when I write business letters...but they are rare.)

I think that's tragic.

So, today I began the Month of Letters Challenge.

And it feels really, really good.


Bonnie said...

I saw this on your blog and was immediately intrigued. Had to mull it over, but today decided I will do it. My first card (to my mom, of course) is in the mail.

Hope you enjoy it!

A Day That is Dessert said...

This is such a great idea. Keep us posted (no pun intended :)