Begin at the beginning
October 15, 2011 § 6 Comments
It is because of my sister that I am a letter-writer. I was in third grade when she went off to college and I missed her like crazy. I started my first letter to her almost as soon as she pulled out of the driveway.
When I came up with the idea of Scribbling Glue as a 30 Day Challenge project, I hauled out a box of letters from long ago and tried to find the first letter I remember receiving. No luck. What I did find from my early days of scribbling were the letters my sister had sent me when she was in college.
Almost every single letter included thanks for recent mail I had sent to her and some variation on the request “Write to me!”
So, I did. And that’s how I became a letter writer.
When I shared my idea about starting Scribbling Glue, my friend and fellow 30DCer Elloa messaged me, “There is an art to letter writing that is fast being lost in today’s emailcentric world, and you are one of the pioneers reinvigorating it!“
This not only made my day, it helped me define my mission: To start a revolution and inspire people to connect with each other through the simple act of scribbling.
I’m very fortunate to have a number of scribbling friends, but there are people out there who have forgotten the thrill of a friendly letter in the mailbox, the delight of a love-filled line or two scrawled on a piece of scrap paper, the excitement of a note folded just so and passed across a classroom. I’m dedicated to bringing back that thrill, delight and excitement. And I’m daring you to join me! That’s right, I want YOU to write letters, too. Does that feel scary? Old-fashioned? Too much like school? Slow? Not your thing? Hang on, hold tight, and stick with me, because we’re going to throw out the rules and make it fun!