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My handwriting has gone to pot

Posted on | November 20, 2008 | 1 Comment

During the last month I’ve had to accomplish dozens of standardized forms .. the kind that give you little 1 CM boxes for each letter allowed. Despite the advent of the web and secure socket layer .. these forms remain a part of our lives.

In the past five years, I can remember only two times that I’ve actually put a pen to a piece of paper. Most of what I do is via my keyboard. I thought writing (as in the act of making distinguishable marks on paper) was like riding a bicycle .. its not. My handwriting now, after years of just typing is worse than your average first grader. I’m not too upset, my penmanship was always rather messy .. but never this bad.

So, I’m giving myself homework. At least once a week I will engage in ‘free writing’ in some kind of a journal, at least 500 words per week. Hopefully this allows me to decompress and retain my ability to convey thoughts in a written language without the assistance of a computer :)


One Response to “My handwriting has gone to pot”

  1. elaine
    November 27th, 2008 @ 2:47 am

    I can relate to that. My penmanship used to be really nice. :) But it changed…not for the better. Lately, I don’t even own a pen anymore.

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