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    • wonderpens

      Wow, you are really too kind! Thanks so much for following along with us all this time, and here’s hoping for more blogging to come!! 🙂

  1. Ben

    Ohh Liz, I am so excited about you returning to the journalling series. I too am a habitual non-responder – and I only have one pen pal (although I’m always looking for more). I’ve also been too busy to use my pens recently and just started using them again this week – boy did I miss them (and my midori, etc). I now have another reason to keep using them (no pressure, of course).

    Also, I had a laugh out loud moment when I read about you peeing yourself.

    • wonderpens

      How great to hear that I’m not alone, haha! And also that you’re reading along and excited for my return to blogging about journaling! Thanks so much for taking the time to write – hope you’ll stop by the shop the next time you’re in town 🙂

  2. Mark

    Great post! I totally understand – Erin never seems to leap at the opportunity to mail my letters for me either. Heh. I’ve just completed 4 months of my letter-a-day-for-a-year challenge, and it has confirmed to me that there really is some excellent long-term satisfaction from the process. Letter writing (for me) is about finding the calm in the storm of modern life and stepping back to center myself. Its also about building and maintaining connections, old and new. I’ve recently added Postcrossing and IPF to the mix, so some of my usual recipients will get a break from the letter-Tsunami I’ve been sending out!
    Your posts on writing are always interesting and helpful – but pictures of tiny orange kittens are really great too.

    • wonderpens

      I am in awe of your letter-a-day-challenge success! I can only imagine how much satisfaction and contentment you get from this daily long-term kind of pause in the chaos of life. I think it’s something like a month to really develop a habit, and maybe even longer than that to start reaping the benefits in your brain of regularly detaching and disconnecting from technology. I haven’t yet tried Postcrossing, but I do have a few penpals through IPF that I’m really enjoying – can’t wait to hear all about it! 🙂

      And I am also planning a post on the orange kitty in the shop as well! I think maybe because he’s currently spent most of his time in the apartment getting comfortable, he’s always a bit wary looking in the shop, but we have big plans for our shop cat 😀

  3. Alexis

    Thank you for posting this! We all know how crazy life/work can get and you are totally right we have to make time for the little things. I just recently found your site/facebook/instagram and placed my first order and bought my first fountain pen/dip pens/ink. Looking forward to the inspiration your blog posts on journaling will bring and the letters I will write.

    • wonderpens

      Thanks so much for reading! And I’m so glad that you found a bit of inspiration here – it is truly the little things and writing can be one of the best ways to connect with ourselves and others. There’s nothing that says I’m genuine and here than a letter in the mail 🙂

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