Go ahead and unplug.
I know telling my blog readers to sign off their computers is like a retail shop owner telling customers to stop buying clothes, but hear me out.
Today, I received a package from my dear friend Keith. Keith is an English teacher in Korea and we decided to keep in touch strictly via letters since he left. Sure, we can e-mail, Facebook or tweet but there is something exciting about searching through a pile of mail (bypassing bills and alumni brochures) and finding a handwritten letter bursting with updates.
What used to be the only way people kept in touch has become an almost dinosaur form of communication. But it is a known fact that people love personalized snail mail. Think of the e-mails devouring your inbox or the constant flow of online information you filter through every minute of the day. Now imagine coming home to a letter or a card in the mail. Don't you feel better already?
I'm all about old-fashioned communication.
It's a distinctive way to deliver a message and can set your piece of information apart. I'm an avid thank you card writer and I find people are super appreciative after receiving one of my cards. I also managed to land my very own penpal (here's looking at you Keith). His letters make me laugh out loud, and I love reading about all of his adventures. This time he sent some treats including crackers/cookies, pine tree toothpaste and socks that feature these famous crime show celebrity stars that are apparently all the rage in Korea.
I know you're jealous. So the next time you want to send a thank-you or a friend goes abroad, hold off on the e-mail and grab a pen and some paper.
It's time to get your cursive on!