This post came to my attention on a challenge called A Month Of Letters. I’ve “attempted” this in previous years and decided if I blog about it, it’ll give me incentive when obstacles and life get in the way of my intention to form closer bonds to family and friends.
Join me this February in: A MONTH OF LETTERS (description), designed to help us unplug from the rush of life and reconnect with the simple pleasure of writing and receiving snail mail.
THE CHALLENGE by Mary Robinette Kowal
- In the month of February, mail at least one item through the post every day it runs. Write a postcard, a letter, send a picture, or a cutting from a newspaper, or a fabric swatch.
- Write back to everyone who writes to you. This can count as one of your mailed items.
All you are committing to is to mail 23 items. Why 23? There are four Sundays and one US holiday. In fact, you might send more than 23 items. You might develop a correspondence that extends beyond the month.
Write love letters, thank yous, or simply notes to say that you miss an old friend. Send a fabric swatch from your new dress. A feather you picked up while on a walk. Whatever it is, let yourself step away from the urgency of modern life and think about an audience of one. Think of it as sending 23 little gifts. And, who knows, you might enjoy going to the mail box again.
Feeling intimidated? It’s fewer words than NaNoWriMo and I know how many of you do that. Join me in The Month of Letters Challenge.