A few weeks ago I had an idea while I was driving my son to daycare. I remembered how much I loved getting mail as a kid. When my family moved from the small town of Cleveland, TN, where I had spent the first 12 years of my life, I asked everyone in my grade for their address. I wrote letters religiously. We moved in the beginning of the summer, so I didn’t get to make many friends until I started school in the Fall. I watched the mailbox every day. It was exciting to hear from my old friends and made me feel connected.
Now, I find myself obsessively connecting through facebook and letting REAL connection fall away. So next year, I begin a mission.
So, I will write a letter every day for the year 2014. I am talking to artist friends to get some unique cards to help with the scope of the project. I am also looking to create a kickstarter to help fund the project. I will blog about the letter writing and hope to write and publish a book about the experience in 2015.