Writing is quickly becoming a lost art form. Don’t believe me? Okay, when was the last time you wrote a letter to someone? …Yeah, I thought so!
My friend, who’s a teacher, told me yesterday that so many schools are replacing handwriting lessons with IT classes and soon English Language classes will be based in a computer suite. Learning to write and improving my handwriting was one of my favourite activities when I was growing up. In fact, I’d always practice throughout the summer holidays, I loved it so much.
It’s heartbreaking to me that the joy I felt when writing won’t be experienced by the next generation. To make sure that I never fall into this trap, I’m going to start practicing my handwriting and writing freehand more and what better time to start – it is National Handwriting Day, after all!
One of my goals for 2015 is to write more often and this is the perfect opportunity to do so. Each day I will write down a thought, observation or just gibberish that will only make sense to me. Who knows, it might even help me with some novel ideas. God knows, I need some!
It’s time to start actually using up all of my beautifully blank notebooks that I’ve had lying around for an embarrassingly long time. I’ve always had a stigma that everything written down needs to be perfect! Well, that barrier comes down today! Who’s with me?