This is the first in a series of handwritten letters created by Tara over the holidays and early in the new year. As far as we know, something like this has never been attempted. Whether it’s because you can’t edit a handwritten letter, there’s no spell check available, most people have atrocious handwriting, no one’s thought of it, or no one actually uses a pen and paper anymore, we don’t know. What we do know is that Tara has been writing things by hand her entire life – and she has great penmanship. Whether it’s a shopping list, a note to a friend or a list of tasks, Tara prefers to write things by hand. She explains why this is in an upcoming post about learning and communication styles, which is, of course, handwritten. We think it’s wonderful to be able to see her personality and style right there on the page. This just doesn’t translate to a post typed on a computer and we hope you enjoy getting to know her on a more personal level.
Although the ability to blog and update social media on the fly is now possible thanks to smart phones and WiFi hotspots, a pen and paper require no charger, software updates, or signal. You can use them absolutely anywhere and at anytime – the flight attendant won’t tell you to power them down and you don’t have to silence them in a movie theatre.
Please let us know what you think in the comments. Do you love the idea of getting back to basics? Are the posts difficult to read or hard to understand? Most importantly, do they make you think about how we communicate, and how you may better express yourself? At the very least, we hope you’ll be fairly impressed by Tara’s spelling skills. ;)