Although I may seem to have dropped the ball on the 52 Weeks, 52 Letters Challenge, I’m actually doing pretty well. It is somehow the 23rd week of 2011, and I’ve sent out 17 letters so far, (which is 17 more than I had sent at this time last year.) I am not going to beat myself up just because I’m not at the requisite 23, but instead am going to keep plugging along.
This week I finished up a letter to Tammy Strobel of Rowdy Kittens fame, and am just waiting for her street address in order to put it in the mailbox. Like a letter from a Jane Austen novel, my letter was not completed in a single setting. It was started a few weeks ago and then finished up over a number of different days. I actually kind of like this format, as it gave me more to write about and provided an opportunity to showcase a wide variety of my poor handwriting styles. Truly, a plus.
Luckily, lovely handwriting is not a required skill in order to join in the letter writing challenge, otherwise most of us would be barred from participating. Just a willingness to put pen to paper to brighten someone’s mailbox. One letter at a time.
Are you taking part in the letter writing challenge? Has my lack of reminders affected your motivation? Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”