WHY I STILL LOVE SENDING MAIL

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  1. It's pretty much the only thing I get to hand write anymore.
    Which is why, if you are (un)lucky enough to receive a handwritten letter from me, you will see my handwriting descend from serial killer neat to teenage boy illegible.
  2. I really love stationery.
    Pens, paper, envelopes. I feel bad when I only have ordinary paper so I try to add stickers and other special things to make it look pretty. If I could send scented pink paper like Elle Woods, I probably would.
  3. It makes me feel connected.
    Even if I never hear back, I have sent a little bit of me out into the world and to someone else. Tweeting just doesn't have the same power to it.
  4. It makes me feel accomplished.
    I type fast enough that sending an email =/= a productive task. Nine letters written, sealed and stamped? I am The God of Productivity.
  5. It makes me feel brave, and light.
    There are things I'll write in a letter I can't say aloud or even in an email or on social media. I don't know what it is. If you've ever read The Perks of Being a Wallflower, it's a little like that.
  6. I love receiving mail, too.
    More than anything. Nothing else makes me as feel as important, liked and loved. Why wouldn't I want to share that with someone else?