Monday, February 6, 2012

A Letter A Day

Why do I participate in these crazy challenges that I find on the internet? I don't really know. I actually don't need any more challenge in life, but this sounded like a fun idea, so I wanted to give it a try.

My latest scheme involves trying to mail a letter a day for a month. An actual letter. The kind that goes in the mailbox with a stamp. And mailing bills doesn't count. Emails don't count either, or it wouldn't be a challenge.

What's the point? Well, maybe it will help the Post Office. Even though our mail carrier makes a ridiculous amount of mistakes, and if it weren't for unions, I can't imagine how they would still have a job, still, I find it incredible that I can send a card to my friend in Hawaii for less than two quarters, and it will most likely get there in less than a week. That is an amazing service, and one I don't want to lose.

Besides, who doesn't love to get a card in the mail? Especially if it's from a friend who loves you. Even better if it's covered in stickers.

Lastly, this is a great way to use up a bunch of the cards, postcards and stationary that I found in my OCD vs ADHD cleaning spree last month. I'll be so happy to see them shooting out into the world to hopefully bring a smile to a friend's face.

Maybe I'll run out of people to write before I run out of days, and I'll get to find some new pen pals from parts far away. Maybe I'll even make it a homeschooling project and involve the kids. Who knows....
Here's hoping for a fun project. Join me anyone?


  1. i think this is a great idea. when do you/we start?

  2. Mail a letter a day for a month -- I don't have that many friends that I'd actually write to so here's what I'm going to do... starting Saturday morning, February 19, 2012, I am going to write myself a letter in story form - my project will be called THE NEXT CHAPTER. I have yet to figure out where this is going, or why I am even going to do something like this but I figure if I write myself a long letter - my letters or usually 8 to 10 pages long - just pretend something unique and interesting - in 30 days I can have 30 chapters and turn this project into a novel - my title popped into my head the instant I starting reading your blog and so did my idea for this book...Thanks

  3. I love that you took the idea and turned it into your own! That's awesome. I am woefully behind on my letters, but running late isn't unusual for me. Although procrastination is one of those things I am trying to let go of, as for now, I'm still pretty good at it.
    Good luck with your NEXT CHAPTER!


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