I wrote a long over due letter to Jack, and finally got it in the mail. That’s a weight off my mind.
I found out Regina has moved to Rome! I should have written to her again while she was in the states. Hopefully I can get her new address and write for Christmas.
I received a Christmas card from Regina and discovered she’d moved back to the states! So, at long last, I wrote her a long letter. I also wrote to a friend of my great aunt to thank her for some mementoes she gave me when my great aunt died last year. I sent out postcards a couple times this year to family and friends so I think I only have a couple big letters overdue. This is a good time of year to keep in touch.
I finished it, printed it, got together some photos to add to it, enveloped it, and stamped it!
Next I will write a letter to Regina. We saw each other for the first time since jr high last summer. She was visiting her parents from her new home in Germany. She sent me such a nice letter last September, then the most beautiful blank journal. My impulse was to dash off a letter as soon as I finished reading hers, but decided that would seem a little clingy or something I don’t know. So here we are 5 months later, but this is the week I’ll do it.
I’ve been meaning to write to her for months. Something reminded me of her on Wednesday and I had such a sense of missing her. Later that afternoon I opened my mailbox and there was a letter from her! So today I started a letter to her. My plan is to mail it within a week.
I put Jack’s letter in the mailbox yesterday. I started it last October and it was so long I couldn’t stuff it into a regular #10 envelope. I had to find a 9×12. So for all these months, he’s heard nothing from me, not even through the holidays. I think catching up now and him seeing we were thinking of him won’t quite make up for all that time. From now on, I will mail more regularly.
I am pretty good about keeping up with my email, but I have a few people who are important to me who don’t use email. I think about them often enough, and then am surprised and disappointed in myself when I calculate how long it’s been since I actually wrote to them. I am very relationship oriented so I’ve decided to move this up on my list of priorities. What’s the point of caring for someone if they don’t know it?
I think my starting goal will be one letter every two weeks.