When I think back to my school days, one of my favorite subjects was handwriting. I remember how excited I was to learn to write in cursive. I remember begging my mom to buy me a stack of paper with lines so I could practice at home. I wrote my name over and over and over again, trying to slant just right. I started a journal and wrote down the highlights from my days, and when I got to highschool, I kept track of everything in my life by writing it all in a planner. Writing has always been a huge part of my life. My Grandma lived in Florida, so writing letters was the way we communicated with one another. This was back before email and texting, and long distance calls were really expensive, so writing letters was the best way for me to communicate with her. She wrote me letters at least once a month, and I can remember watching for the mail truck every day and running to see if there was a letter for me.
Things have changed though. Gone are the days of writing letters and thank you notes…it seems so much easier to just drop a text or email. I still love pen to paper, and encourage my kids to write. Kate keeps a journal, where she can share her feelings and dreams. I see her doodling just like I did when I was a kid, and it makes me smile each time. She taught herself to write in cursive because our schools no longer teach it. I mean, she learned to write at school, just not in cursive.
I still keep a daily planner where I write everything in pencil, and have notepads all around our home where I can make lists. So many people use digital programs to do this, but I just love writing things down.
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