I don’t know what I am doing.
You’ll say that’s not true, or I’m “taking a break,” but yesterday I practiced my print handwriting. I practiced it all day.
I made tea. Got out a notebook and practiced my letters. Height, spacing, different pens, you name the variation, and I was working it.
This may have started when I decided to improve my handwriting a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to slow down and make my writing more legible, which goes hand-in-hand with my desire to send more notes and cards, but that’s a crazy train for another time.
Back to improving my cursive. I bought a handwriting book. Like the ones in grammar school, but this one was for adults.
Narrower lines and adult passages. “Feel a cool breeze blowing gently,” instead of “Bobby bounced the ball.”
Same awkward, but mature and lots of oceans and food.
Sometimes I google weird things just to see if they are available. Barbecue flavored honey or a chair that smells like lavender all the time. Both of those exist, by the way, in case you’ve wondered too.
The handwriting workbook came from one such search. How do I improving my handwriting as an adult?
Up popped the results and because we live in a one-click world, I became the proud owner of Cursive Handwriting Practice – Workbook for Adults. One-hundred and sixteen pages, the last one captioned, “What’s on your mind? Grab a pen and paper. Psychologists have found that writing down your thoughts may help you feel better.”
I. Don’t. Know. What. I. Am. Doing.
That’s what I wrote. All these years and I still struggle with the capital D. I don’t want to put the little loop at the bottom. The loop feels weird, but when I wrote my “thought,” I looped the D because the book said to do it that way.
I didn’t do the whole workbook because it turns out my handwriting is decided, and all those lines give me a headache.
I can improve by slowing down. I should slow down.
So, I recycled the workbook and decided to practice my printing instead on my own. No book this time, although I’m sure there’s one out there.
I have some weird dips and size issues with my printing. I wanted to see if I could get all uniform, make things more attractive for those cards I’m going to send. That’s what I did yesterday.
Oh, and I updated my Bitmoji to reflect the 1/2 inch that my hair has grown.
Maybe I need to start my next writing project. Well, not hand-writing, but typing on my computer.
I’m not sure I am a person who thrives during downtime.
My thoughts from the laundry room. Long Summer Nap.
adulthood crazy life learning letters life summer thoughts writing learning life thoughts whatever winging it Writing
Oh, I miss having moodling time! I think what you’re doing is akin to shutting your brain off–meditating. Letting muscle memory take over. I think it’s a good thing:). Enjoy it.
My handwriting does some weird things too. I do like the loop at the bottom of the D, but I can’t follow the upper case T example!
wow, you are a busy bee )