40Letters – Week 1 into Week 2

Week 1 – Write a letter to someone famous. I did. I wrote to Ellen DeGeneres. I found a new list of people to write to as I’d almost exhausted the one I had from InCoWriMo. This new list has 29 people on it, about half I’ve not heard of. There’s some research to do, which makes it all the more fun. I’m finding that it’s getting easier to find things to write about when I have a theme. Therefore, the first four weeks now have a theme: Introduction. This may take the form of introducing myself to someone I …

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My Favorite Day of the Month

The day the box arrives. This box. I love surprises…I love not knowing what I’m going to find inside…it’s like Christmas every month! And I think the folks at Moustache Stationery have a camera or something at my desk because this month’s stash (stache?) couldn’t be more perfect. It’s all about hand lettering! I’ve been working on my handwriting (#RockYourHandwriting) for a month now, so my paper supply is dwindlling…behold, Moustache to the rescue! Now more than ever, I best get back to writing. Cheers to March!! May your hand lettering be the better for it!

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40Letters

InCoWriMo challenged me to write 29 letters in 29 days. I wrote 22. While I missed a few days, what I gained goes far beyond 22 days. 22 connections. Maybe one-sided, but maybe not. I hear rumors that the famous people that I chose to write to do open and read their mail. Maybe one of them read one of my letters. What I’m most proud of it putting it out there – getting my words into the world. Someone will read them. The people close to me read them and sent me the most heartwarming responses…though I’ve yet to …

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#InCoWriMo in the bag

February is quickly coming to an end and so in #InCoWriMo, the International Correspondence Writing Month. While the website still shows posts and information from 2015, the challenge was still going strong this year. I took up the charge and jumped into handwriting letters. My first thoughts were “who do I write to?” I don’t have many addresses of my friends, and what would I say to them anyway? Luckily, the folks at InCoWriMo had a handy list of 28 people who would love to receive my letters. I just needed a jump start! I started with a couple of …

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Still #rockingmyhandwriting

It’s day 25 of February’s #RockYourHandwriting (BohoBerry –Instagram | Facebook) challenge and you might wonder how it’s going. Well, it is hit and miss but it is going. And most recently, I’ve decided to work on my cursive. There are a number of methods of cursive writing out there, most dating back hundreds of years. In my search, I came across three that are intriguing Spencerian Script – popular in the US from 1850 – 1925, has a lot of flair and flourish. Copperplate script – dates back to the 1600’s and, contrary to popular use to group together calligraphic script, it is …

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Follow Through

I have an issue with follow through. It’s something I’ve known for a long time, and I try to deal with it, but then something shinier comes along and that’s where the focus goes. I mentioned that I’m participating in a number of challenges this month to help keep me engaged in my writing and organizing – PlanWithMeChallenge, InCoWriMo and RockYourHandWriting. Did I mention that I have a problem with follow through? Well, maybe I can say I HAD  a problem with follow through but I’m conquering it. Yes, you guessed it…I’ve made it further with these three challenges this …

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Benefits of Daily Writing

I mentioned in my first blog that I have minor osteo-arthritis in my fingers. That caused me to cease writing except for the odd to-do list. Taking notes or writing an exam in class (yeah, I still take classes regularly) stressed me out because my hands would ache after about 10 minutes. I also mentioned that I love writing and have taken up two challenges this month that requires me to get the pens and paper out and get writing. And guess what else has happened? My hands hurt less…yes, they hurt less. Is there a medical reason for this? …

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