She is graduating from high school this year, and she asked me to write in her “senior sayonara” book. At Idabel High, every senior completes this project, which is a cross between a scrapbook and an essay. It’s supposed to be a cool keepsake from your high school years, and Megan asked me to write her a letter for her book.
So I did.
Megan is like a sister to me, and I realized as I wrote the letter, there was so much that I wish I had known about myself before I started college. College has been an amazing journey of highs and lows, and I was so glad to share the tiny bit of knowledge I have.
Also, Megan asked me to hand-write the letter, which just made it much more special. I forgot how nice it is just to write things down for others to see. I want to do more note-writing. Even if you are not a sentimentalist like me, it is still nice to know that someone invested in a note or letter. Emails (or even blogs, ha!) don’t pack the same punch as a thoughtfully written letter or journal.
This summer I even bought some great stationary (pictured in the photo above), and a little book on letter writing. It’s called For the Love of Letters by Samara O’Shea. I have only read bits and pieces of it, but it is on my summer reading list.