Got my first package in the mail from New Zealand! I am so happy to see it.
I also mentioned this idea to Elaine, who will mail me something once she gets back from her vacation. Aimee wrote me a quick note promising me to mail her thing out by the end of the week, whereas Laura in Illinois told me she just found the FIRST thing she wants to send me. I wonder how many she has in mind???
I’ve found the best item to place in for my “LA” part, and a plastic toy from McDonald’s Happy meal.
I also got a friend offering to send me a Sony Walkman that would be discontinued soon.
It’s been 10 days. I’ve heard back from more people about helping me, but I haven’t received anything in the mail yet. I’m not too worried about it though, because December is still 2 months away.
Delia, Jezabel, and Aimee all wrote back agreeing to help. Aimee was being so sweet, she didn’t check her email so she was afraid that it’d be too late, and asked if I wanted to priority mail it. Laura said she’ll mail something too. I feel blessed to have these friends.
Today I got the first two items: Nixie’s letter, the “surprise” pin, and a little magnet she gave me. Also, I have drawn my 2 year-old niece Landy’s hand, my hand, and my mom’s hand on a napkin.
Dave replied, “Done. Let me just think a bit about what I should send.” It’s so David, and it made my day! I also think I might have found some possible boxes for it. The first one has two lids. Another one is a bigger square box with one lid. A 3rd one is a tin cylinder container. I guess I’ll have to decide once I see what I have gather.
I also found some pictures on Flickr and they gave me some additional ideas like adding a list/notes on the things.
This is really fun!!
It came as a nice surprise, both Ofelia and Veronika wrote me back right away, telling me they already have an idea of what to send. I’m very happy. Jinny and Teri also said they are going to keep an eye out for the perfect thing to mail me.
I kept wondering who I want to include, and how would I go about approaching them. Getting such good and upbeat responses from Veronika and Ofelia really made me happy, it gave me more strength to ask others for help.
Today I mentioned the Time Capsule idea to Jinny and asked her to mail me an ad from a magazine. I wanted it to be something about her, but I did not want to direct her too much.
I also wrote a email message to Veronika, hoping she would sent me something from Czech. A letter, maybe. I feel a bit odd putting myself out there and asking for assistance, but I’m glad I’ve taken steps toward it.
This is really making me think. I have been collecting postcards for years, but I never tell people about it. People only know when they see the walls in my room all posted with postcards I’ve collected. I never ask people to send me a postcard because I think I wanted to get cards because they though of me, and not because I’ve asked. Whenever I visit the Art Walk in Downtown LA, I only take the ones I like home with me. Once I’m home, I decided once again which to keep and what to throw away.
Asking my friends to help, I began to wonder about being judged. will they think I have way too much time on my hands? Will they feel like I’m childish and not realistic? Am I imposing on them? I fear I think that because I wonder that about myself.
2010 is about to be over in less than 90 days. I have had this idea for quite some times, but never gotten around to actually do it. I’ve always wanted to do this with my friends, too bad my friends aren’t so whimsical :P
Therefore I’m going to do one by myself but request others for help.