I hope this post finds you all well, safe, and if possible, happy. I’ve been real busy lately (probably the most common excuse in the book.. HA!) with family and holiday activities and sorrowfully so have been apart from the sweet folds of the internet… Yea, I’ve been going crazy. I’ve been splitting all of my vacation time between both sides of the family and fitting in friends (especially ones whom I haven’t seen much of in a while) as much as possible. It’s been good, but haven’t had a lot of time to just chill out. I’ve still got a few more days and I’ve got high hopes that I’ll get a few days to just do whatever prior to my arrival back at work on Tuesday.
I was reading a post from a friend of mine/fellow blogger and I thought it was such a good idea that I wanted to pass this along to my readers:
Poetry is an expression of one’s self, however, poetry can get lost in the typed out word and the impersonal nature of text/internet/instant messaging/email/etc., so why not share it via snail mail, a.k.a. the United States Postal Service? Here’s the idea: Anyone interested in participating with me in this can let me know. Via email, we swap mailing addresses. Then we write something out and send it to the other person! Now, that’s where the idea from my friend stopped, but I want to take it a step further. If you feel comfortable with the idea, I will scan your hand-written poem and post it on my blog, giving you full credit of course. If the idea of letting the world see your handwriting is a little too much for you, I can still type it up in a way that still keeps true to the idea that you portrayed. And if that’s even too much, just let me know and no post will be made public. Either way, I’d still like to swap handwritten poetry and my promise to you is that I will write out a BRAND NEW poem to send to all who want to participate. Sweet deal huh?
Email has been something I’ve been slacking in a little bit. I’ve been trying to go through as much as possible to keep up on all of the new posts, but currently I’m still staring down 115 new email in my inbox. It is down from the recent 500 or so, but it’s still much too high for me. I’m trying to knock it down to a more manageable number, but not having the internet has been a bit of a chore…
The last post I made was titled Letter To A Friend. The idea behind this post was to put something out there for someone whom I’ve not been able to keep in touch with. It’s all about giving myself a chance to heal and move past that situation. I’ve always been told that writing letters, even if never sent, is a great way to get something off your chest. I think I’m going to be doing this more often. There are several people whom I miss dearly and either they have passed away or for some reason or another we’ve lost contact. Keep an eye out for more posts of this nature.
I’ve been developing an idea over the past year and it’s really started to take shape in my head the past few months. I’m going to be writing a few more stories, but I’ve got one that’s going to take a big more time. My goal for its completion is next Christmas. I’ll be giving more details as that unfolds, but for now just know that it’s a familiar story told in an unfamiliar way.
For now, my update is complete. I’ll be attempting to make a few more posts tonight, but I wanted to start with this one to let you all know where I’ve been and what’s up with me. Take care and have a safe and wonderful New Year!