Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday's mail.

Good afternoon! I hope it's warmer there than it is here. The heater broke, so I'm cooped up inside in a pile of blankets and I'm very glad to have some letters to keep me company.

I also received some fantastic stationary that I cannot wait to use! 

I've been so impressed with the creativity put into most of the letters I've received. It gives me such a dynamic view of the people I'm writing with. However, the content is always great, regardless of the aesthetics. I have to say that there hasn't been one letter that I haven't enjoyed reading and responding to. So here's a big thank you to everyone who I've been writing with! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Just under the wire.



I started the day with a tremendous amount of energy. I was incredibly productive and didn't really stop until now. The weather was beautiful and everything seems to be in a good place. I better get some sleep -- it's kind of hard to type with one hand and hold my eyes open with the other. Good night, world.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Memorable Monday.

Summer's finally here! Maybe the rest of you have been enjoying warm weather since March, but us Portlanders have been waiting patiently in the rain. I took two walks this afternoon and did absolutely no studying! Overall, I'd say the day was a success.

The first walk took me down to my PO box and I was pleasantly surprised! After receiving no mail last week, I figured that nobody wanted to write to me...or that the mailmen were eating my letters.

That one on top is a postcard from Acadia National Park, where that pen pal just proposed to his girlfriend! I felt pretty special to receive it, and who's cutting onions in here? 

This was my favorite envelope of the day:


A couple of hours and a hand-cramp later, you'd think I'd never want to write again but I'm already ready for round two. It's a really unique feeling to be a piece of a stranger's life through letters  -- much more personal and thoughtful than through e-mail. It means so much more. Whether it's just a "hello" or a nine-page letter (you know who you are!), it makes me feel connected and part of something bigger.