I found out about the #Write_On challenge a few years ago, but failed miserably at the task. I wrote about it in this blog post, but didn’t get very far after that. March/April is normally a really busy time for me, what with a big trade show and subsequent orders to deal with.
This year things are different. Very different!
Covid-19 has changed everything about our lives this year and so rapidly too. So many of us are self isolating, some alone and some with families. It’s a worrying time for us all and possibly a really lonely and anxious time for a lot of people.
For me, the British Craft Trade Fair has been cancelled, all my stockists are closing for business, I have no wholesale orders to complete and studio life is pretty quiet. I’m currently home schooling my son as the schools are shut and my partner is also working from home at the moment too. I don’t think we’ve ever all spent so much time together to be honest.
As April approaches, it’s got me thinking about writing letters. In this day and age it’s a very analogue way of getting in touch with people, but who doesn’t love to get a personally addressed envelope in the post containing a handwritten letter?
All we get in the post these days are bills and bank statements. We communicate and connect with each other everyday online and it’s all so immediate. Maybe we need to stop, slow down, sit down and write our thoughts down on paper. Maybe draw, paint, doodle. The #Write_On challenge gives us a perfect excuse to this everyday.
April is National Letter Writing Month and with a little bit of planning I am aiming to send 30 letters in 30 days. I’m hoping that by doing this, it becomes a habit and I continue to write and send letters long afterwards too.
Will you join me in this challenge? You can find out more about it and download useful resources and get ideas here. Also, why not watch this video to get a better idea of what it’s all about…
Will you be doing anything for National Letter Writing Month? Share you thoughts and comments below…