- Find some sort of paper product that you can write on and send via the postal service.
- Locate a writing utensil. Pen, pencil, lipstick, etc. Your choice. Handwritten is always best, unless your handwriting is illegible, in which case, utilize your favorite typing machine or hire a secretary.
- Write about your life. Share an interesting anecdote. Make your friend smile.
- Ask your friend about his/her life.
- Encourage your friend to respond in a similar fashion.
- Sign it and voila! You have yourself a letter fit to be sent.
- Address it- remember, this is an important step. Once, my friend forgot to put my street address so the envelope just said Lauren S--- Chicago, IL...it didn't make it to my apartment.
- Apply the proper postage.
- Pop it in the mail and you're all set!
- Card/Paper Selection: Tailor the letter to the recipient's likes. For example, Sarah, who likes Russian nesting dolls, would enjoy this cute stationery.
- Include something extra in your letter: a recipe you tried and liked, a photo from the last time you were with your friend, a newspaper article that you thought he/she might like- anything!
- Seal it with a kiss. Or a wax seal.
Herein lies my review of the last fiction book I will probably be able to read for a while.
I finished Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson on my flight back to Denver. And since then, fiction has not been part of my reality. It's quite a tragedy.
Well friends, one week down, eight and a half to go (in this quarter- 20 weeks until I graduate- eek!).
- Cultivate more personal relationships instead of using the internet so much.
- Spend at least 20 minutes a day reading the news- actual news.
- Be gracious.
- Continue to bring back the art of correspondence. Want to be pen pals?
- Improve my yoga skills.
- Expand my vocabulary and remove all words that sound like they would come out of the mouth of a very immature 14-year old boy (i.e. "boning").
- Read more books.
- Dress less like a homeless person, and more like a person who is looking for gainful employment.
- On that note, find a job.
- Run another 5k this year- but actually run the whole thing.
- Become better friends with fruits and vegetables (aka eat healthier)
- Volunteer more.
- Watch less trash tv (sorry, Real Housewives, we just may have to part ways)
- Spend less money. For real. Austerity measures need to be taken asap.