I know that Snail mail is kind of lost. I get it, why send a card/letter when you could have a phone call, send a text, email, Facebook message, Snapchat, etc. It is obviously slower to send something in the mail, and sometimes you have talked to that friend or family member before the card arrives.
However, there is something special about getting a card in the mail. There is so much junk that comes in my mailbox each day. I would say that 95% of the mail I get goes straight to recycling. But don’t worry, I get a lot of packages from my online shopping. Oops!
I try to send cards for holidays, weddings, birthdays, etc. I also have a pen pal that I’ve been writing letters to for a few years now. She was in high school when we started writing letters, and now she is in college. It’s been a fun way to communicate. Often times, I know what is going on in her life because of Instagram and Facebook posts. However, snail mail has a personal touch, and I learn more in a letter about some of the social media posts that I see. Sometimes, a little note after a long day can really change a day around.
Over the years, I’ve learned that keeping in contact with friends who live in different cities can be a bit of a challenge. When I first moved (see Denver-sary), I had a hard time adjusting to my college friends living within a couple hours driving of each other. Also, it was hard when my MN friends could see each other often. Now that I’m adjusted to Denver, I still make a big effort to keep in touch with friends and family in other cities. Texting has been a great blessing for that since some of my friends don’t love to chat on the phone. I still make it back to MN and the Midwest a few times a year which is really fun. Shout out to Southwest and Southwest A-list for cheap flights.
Saturday: Off day due to the cold weather, and a work holiday party.
Sunday: My day ended up with about 10 hours of travel for a Monday work meeting :(. By the time I got to the town I was staying in, it was pretty late. I did a 20 minute elliptical workout in the hotel. I used a 7-10 resistance, and it was difficult
Monday: 3 mile hike to Delicate Arch in Moab, Utah. Followed by an evening barre class @ RokBarre. More about these two things in a later post.
Do you send snail mail? Do you love receiving it too?