Real or Perceived?
This my dear friends, is REAL. I am terribly behind....AGAIN on letter writing. I could give you all the sad details, you could hear me bemoan my bad habits, but short and sweet, I over commit, then become mentally exhausted, my creativity is drained, then you guessed it, no letters are being written. But life seems to get one corrected in one way or another. My life's correction came by means of my husband being very sick. Changes needed to be made in my life so I can focus on him, and so I did. Not only does he benefit but I've noticed a huge change in myself, more relaxed, rested...and I've noticed that I can look with REAL interest in that pile of letters.
Perhaps that is the REAL reason letter writing has been on the decline the world over? Are we all just too busy with life that we are mentally drained and can not focus on the quiet , thoughtful repose of letter writing? It seems to be a definite link for me.
Now, not to get too serious here....I thought I would interject my perceived (Romantic) ideas about letter writing. We have 4 desks in our home, two of them being mine. This desk sits in my bedroom. It is very small so in order for it to be productive, it must stay clean. Ha, ha, That is a difficult task for me, but I do tend to keep it neat. This is my "Pinterest" perception, in other words, what I want you to think goes on all the time.
And here is my my REAL "work horse desk". I love the fact that I have a large area to spread out and get...messy. But I first must get it clean, so that I can think. But, it doesn't stay that way for long.
Before you know it , it looks more like this. I really do get messy, but there is a method to my madness...most of the time.
Sheryl sends me the most gorgeous cards made from her own photographs. She uses Shutterfly, but I'm sure there are others as well. It's a great idea if you are a photographer like she is.
Finally, I wanted to share with you the little Pen Pal Information sheet that Sheryl sent in her last letter. Isn't it great? I love the homey hand- made feel. It is so simple yet it covers all the major questions. I have made some copies of this and have started sending them out. I plans on using the completed forms putting them in a binder. On the back side I hope to put a log showing when I sent or received from this pen pal. It should be very helpful. I hope that those who I send it out to WILL send it back, completed.
Must get back to Letter Writing. If you have written...I am getting to yours. I have already written 7 letters and hope to get at least that many over the weekend. Thank you for your patience.
Clean that desk, and get writing!