It is super-smashing-wonderful when your letterbox is brimming. Brimming with friendship, discovery, laughter, and even some mail art. But how do you make the time to answer your postal comrades? I mean really, I really want to know.
So many of us have different life circumstances. So it can only mean we all must have different methods to make the time to write. Do you go without something in order to do it? Or perhaps your circumstances are that you do have all the time to write. (which I for one do not frown upon!)
Today was an amazing day at the letter box, but of course this means my inbox now looks like this:
I had a few letters I needed to get to and now I'm at a dozen, and half my weekend is gone and I have an engagement tomorrow! —OK I'll come clean, I actually do not stress about this. My approach towards this Art is that "It will all get done". =)
I refuse to let the rush of life put a damper on something that brings me such joy. That's why I started in the first place, to slow it down a pace. Communicating this way does mean waiting. Waiting for something worthwhile. So my thoughts are, as long as my writing is genuine is will all be well.
"Of course you do have to make the time.
The letters will not write themselves."
Another confession is that I thought about all of this before getting into writing. I counted the cost and thought I'd be more successful than not. And last month when I sent out a ton of mail all at once, I pretty well knew this was going to happen. So it's all good here. Instead of a DVD tonight I will be writing. I'll have a glass of Melbec (had my favorite tea earlier today. NUM!), turn on some tunes, and get to scribbling.
How about you? How do you make time, and allow this thing you love to stay within the super-smashing-wonderful?
Or perhaps you are finding yourself not pursuing this thing you love so much because it did get too stressful. Well, it's a new year my friend! Revisit your past experience. What can you do to make things more manageable this time round? Perhaps having less folks to write to? Or maybe stick to postcards? Give yourself a limited postal budget? Or perhaps you encountered disappointment... maybe that means paying a reputable agency this time for addresses of those who feel as passionate as you do about this craft? Surely a revisit will conjure up some ideas.
"Sometimes willing to take things back a notch can bring the joy we remember."
Writing letters is worthwhile I think. IF it brought you joy at one time, it can again. Take it one scribble at a time.
(Leave a comment. Others may benefit. Share the ways you make time for writings, the struggles you may have overcome, and possible strategies to stay on course.)
Thanks! and keep scribbling!
Hello, I’m Nina, the maven behind the
IQS blog. I’m all about creativity (ya think?).
I work in several disciplines. So it's no surprise that the Art of Letter Writing would come knocking on my door. Smitten!
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