Sunday, October 22, 2017

Eating an Elephant

My reply pile is intimidating me. It looms large on my desk, growing ever larger, mocking me. It grows bigger everyday!! (Yay! Thanks for the mail! Keep it coming!!) But I still have pen pal writer's block.  My creative juices have turned to sludge. I'm not feeling know...magic.  My life seems pretty boring right now. I don't have anything to write about. Do you ever feel that way, my letter lovers? There are 30 letters in that pile to which I need to reply. 30! That's a lot. So what's a blocked pen pal to do?

I started by making a few envelopes. I decorated them with washi tapes and rubber stamped images and found beautiful, coordinating postage. I took one of my new, beautiful envelopes and found the oldest letter in my return pile and addressed it to that lovely pen friend.  I carried their letter, my envelope and some paper with me at all times. And then I simply waited.  I waited for inspiration to strike...and it did.  Woo Hoo! I found some time to write and it felt great! It felt amazing!  It felt like magic! 

So don't worry if it feels like your postal prowess has plunged, your mail mojo has minimized. Just keep tackling one letter at a time! No matter how late your reply may be, any day that contains an actual letter is a good day! No, it's not just good, it's magic! 

Go postal, people!

Mrs. Murphy