Saturday, April 6, 2013

Fifty-Two Weeks of Mail

2 years ago, I joined the 52 Weeks of mail project via Facebook.  The goal is simple.  Send mail, every week of the year.  With other projects like LetterMo, etc., this hasn't been difficult.  It's just a really lovely way for me to break down my incoming and outgoing mail to a manageable, weekly format and keep better track.

Of course, it doesn't do much to keep me caught up when I have a stack of incoming and have not taken the needed time to write replies.  My incoming is greater than my outgoing at present, and it would be really good to flip that around.  It DOES keep me mindful that, "Hey, girlie, you need to send out [x number of] letters this week", etc.  It does help keep the balance.... er... balanced.  Thankfully, people understand that life happens.  That priorities have to be kept in order, and that there are certain things that come first.  The Lord.  Cute Gremlins.  Family.  Work.  A good standard of living that includes a clean home and laundered clothes.  But after those things, I really DO need to get myself together and keep up with my letters.

So even if I only send out ONE letter each week, I'm technically a success at the 52WOM project, and that feels really nice.  We all need a positive boost in attitude, and meeting a goal-however simple that goal may be- is a great way to keep the ball rolling on the other, bigger things.

If you want to join in and make the official pledge to send something through the mail for all 52 weeks of the year, you can head over to their Facebook page here.  Don't worry that it's the halfway point.  You can start from whatever week.  It officially starts in October around World Post Day (October 9th).  When I have some time to take photos, I'll be doing sets for this year's round for Flikr.


  1. I am so enjoying your posts about writing! It is inspiring me to send more :)
    Going to go and check out the 52 weeks page now!

  2. I love the idea that people still are writing letters. A very cool, almost nostalgic, sort of thing in this electronic age :)

    Left and Write