Monday, August 06, 2012

I apologize

Again it has been forever since I sat down to write an entry. I have no excuse, I can tell you that school was been all consuming. I did not realize when I signed up for this that it would take so much time, it seems I am constantly with a highlighter in one hand and a book in the other. I went for weeks without knitting! Now I realize that I need to take time for what I enjoy in life as well as school and work. There will never be enough hours in the day but when I fall in bed at night exhausted I know that I have lived a full day, and if there was some laughter thrown in the mix then it was a good day.

I also realized yesterday how much I miss going to the mailbox to get a letter. Remember when you waited for a letter from a friend? Remember, GASP, pen pals? Before instant communication and facebook and facetime and skype and emails. An actual letter would arrive in your mailbox, something that someone took the time to sit down and write just for you, to tell you what was happening in their life. I am not saying that I do not like instanct satisfaction of email, or texting, but I miss pulling out my stationary and writing down my thoughts and mailing them off. It was almost therapeutic. Email isn't the same. With letters you had time to think before you sent it off, most of the time if you were angry with the other person and you wrote it all out you never sent the letter. With email it is so easy to shoot off an angry line or two. How many friendships have been destroyed with email?

Those are my thoughts this morning. Monday begins.