National Handwriting Day
It's time to get out your pens and stationery and get writing as today is National Handwriting Day.
Handwriting has always been a personal thing to me. I was forced to learn cursive writing over a weekend. We moved house when I finished second grade and on my first day in third grade at my new school I found out my classmates had learned to write cursive the year before. I was sent home with a packet of templates and a note to my mother explaining that I had to learn cursive to keep up with the class. It was hard work and I did miserably. My handwriting was abominable for years, then I got into pen palling and that is when I made an effort to write nicely. The change in my writing was a gradual thing, I practiced and practiced and there were many moments of frustration but I persevered. I bought old documents from flea markets and used them as a guide because I love that old fashioned way of writing. Now I have my own personal style which I like. There is a lot to be said about neat penmanship.
Today is a cold wet day here so I don't need any more encouragement than that to get started. I have been truant from writing for a while. The holidays were difficult this year as my dad wasn't with us but I'm getting back into action, I've cleared my desk, another casualty of the holidays, and I've written a few letters today. It feels good to have a pen in my hand again.
If you'd like to primp up your handwriting, have a look here. The Pen Shop has a short list of ideas for improving your handwriting. They also have a wonderful motto: Talking is for now, writing is forever. It's so true.