I get lost in writing sometimes. I enjoy the process of writing a letter, taking the time to re-read the letter I'm responding to, thinking about what I want to say, the physical actions of writing, finding an envelope (or making one), choosing a coordinating stamp from my rather small stamp collection, and finally dropping it into the post office's mail slot.
I get so lost, in fact, that I often forget to photograph what I send out. In some ways, I think this is a good thing - I don't want to spoil anything for anyone. In other ways? You guys, the readers of this blog, don't get any fun pictures of what I send out. There has to be a balance somewhere... so I present you with the photo above.
I have also started keeping the mail that I need to respond to in the order I receive them in. I found that when I was moving, some letters would get lost in the pile, and I'd end up not responding to some of them for months at a time. For me, that's unacceptable. At most I get one letter a day, usually one letter or postcard every couple of days - there's no reason why I can't respond faster. Even with the move, the pile of mail grew to a point where I was unhappy with the idea of being so behind. Hopefully that won't happen again! Keeping the mail in the order I received it in will help me from letting a few letters slip by for a month or more before responding to it.