Thursday, February 10, 2011
Posted by Allison @ Quaint Oaks
Today I found myself sitting at my desktop at work writing an email, with a laptop next to me on which I was revising the minutes from a team meeting, as my iPhone went off to remind me of another meeting, which made me think to add a note to my AwesomeNote app about something I wanted to pack for my upcoming trip...seriously...not kidding. That all happened. It struck me that I have stopped writing things down. Evernote, Diigo, email, Facebook, Twitter, text messages, iCalendar, blogging...what am I missing??? I never have a need to write. How sad.
Even though I have never really liked my handwriting, I am a note-taker at heart. I write down everything, but I have recently come to depend on technology to manage my lists, notes, and communications. Then, I came across a note that my Pop-Pop wrote to me many years ago. The look of his handwriting brought back a flood of memories. It was all so familiar. There is nothing sentimental about 12 pt Times New Roman. What will I leave behind for my children and grandchildren to find one day? Here is an amazing TEDtalks on just that.
So, today I make a promise to write more. More hand-written notes, more lists, maybe a journal. I am going to write out my favorite go-to recipes and write on the backs of pictures. I will not save my life on a hard-drive.
When I found my Pop's note, it made me think of a great DIY art project on Etsy...stenciled handwriting art! I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE BOOKS will be a great piece of wall-art for our library. More on this soon, I hope!