interesting feedback from Grandma M about this goal. Grandma M is my BIL’s grandmother, but we’ve adopted each other and she feels as much like my grandma as my own flesh and blood. She’s 91 and spunky and wise and hilarious, and we exchange emails sometimes throughout the day. She especially loves to email me at work on a bright sunny day and talk about watching the birds outside her window or sitting on the porch in the sun and then ask, “How is everything in the cold dark cubicle you work in?” She’s just that kind of lady. :)
Anyhow, I told her about my handwriting improvement effort, and so when I write her Mothers’ Day card, it was in the best hand I could muster. Well… She certainly surprised me! “I like your old hand-writing better, because it looks so distinctly like you. When you write according to this method or that, it loses its individuality.”
I assured her that once I master better writing, my personality will again shine through.
Meanwhile, I am happy to discover that I can write for much longer periods of time without getting hand cramps using the new method I’m working with, which drives the writing with the shoulder rather than the smaller muscles in the hand. It sounds inefficient, but I’ve found that it really does work well.