Day 81 – College Paperwork

I don’t talk about my upcoming plans too much on here, but I’ll be going to college full time this fall! I’m a bit terrified, because I’ll be 30 when I start there, but I’m excited to get it done. For me, this means moving from Arkansas to far northern Wisconsin, which will be a big change!

Anyways, this mail is a bit boring, because this is (or should be) the last paperwork I have to fill out before I arrive there in early September. I added stupid smiley face stickers in the school colors, because boring mail is never good.

Pen: Cross Ballpoint

Off to: Wisconsin

Day 80 – Cat Helper!

Tonight the cat that I live with decided to try to help me with my letter writing. 😂 My cousin (his favorite human) has been out of town for a week and a half, so he’s been stuck with nobody but me to love on him. Normally he doesn’t care about me at all, and he’s never jumped on my desk like this, so this was a pleasant surprise!

Off to: California

Day 79 – Letter Writers Alliance Part 6

Whew, this is my last card from the Letter Writers Alliance meetup! I sure get some snail mail exercise during that evening! This one is headed to another friend from NYC who graciously helped us through the city and also accompanied us to the National Stationery Show every day. He was super helpful and fun to hang out with, and I honestly don’t think we could have done it without him!

Pen: TWSBI AL Mini

Ink: Robert Oster Midnight Sapphire

Off to: NYC

Here’s a group shot of all the mail I did at the meetup! Whew! It’s only a few weeks until we have another one (no meetup in July)! I look forward to it already!

Day 77 – Letter Writers Alliance Part 4

My fourth piece of mail from the meetup was a thank you card headed to a friend from NYC who helped us around town when we went there for the National Stationery Show a few weeks ago. It was such a fun time, and hanging with her was a big part of it! Sending a thank you card is such an easy little gesture, but it’s so nice!

Pen: Kara’s Kustoms Mini Fountain K

Ink: Bungbox Imperial Purple


Day 76 – Letter Writers Alliance Part 3

This pretty little card is off to a fountain pen friend, John, who lost his long time partner (and fountain pen community legend) Susie Wirth last month. I’d only met them a few times, but they certainly left a mark.

Susie was well known for basically taking over whatever pen show she was at. She’d always steal a cart from the hotel kitchen and use it for her own purposes. She’d always show up with a ton of flowers for everyone, so this card reminded me of her. At one show she apparently showed up with a shopping cart full of watermelons, then sliced them all up and distributed them to everyone. She was quite the character.

Anyways, I know John has been reeling in the wake of Susie’s death, so a few of us wrote him cards at the meetup. Hopefully it’ll make him smile!

Pen: Kara’s Kustoms Mini Fountain K

Ink: Bungbox Imperial Purple

Off to: Wisconsin