Letter one was one that I've been wanting to send for more than a month. I sent it to someone who I'm not particularly close to but who has nonetheless been on my mind all summer. He went on a mission trip to Russia and I thought about him just about every day he was there, and still think about him a lot even though he's back in the U.S.
So, without telling him about this project, I sent him a letter. David Williams then became the start and I guess, the inspiration, to this project. My first recipient.
It sounds so great, but there's a problem. I sent the letter to David's home address, but I think he might be in Gainesville. This would foil letter number one and not start my project off very well... but I don't want to ask him where he is because I don't want to let on that he has a surprise letter coming!
These are the dilemmas of my day, people. I'd say I'm leading a pretty relaxed and blissful existence if this is currently my biggest problem. :) Stay tuned for whether or not David receives his letter!
Letter two was sent to someone near and dear to my heart: my mentee Mary Grace Ake! Her birthday is at the end of this week, so I sent her a birthday/missing you/love note. Of course I'll text her on her special day and post on her Facebook wall, but I'm hoping an actual letter in the mail will bring a smile to her face. Mentee, if you're reading this, I love you and I hope you had an amazing day!
The post office is closed tomorrow, which puts yet another kink in my plan. However, I'm going to write a letter tomorrow as planned and simply mail it out on Thursday (with that day's letter). I have no rules to go off of on this project; I'm making them up as I go along. I will not be brought down! These letters will also help me work on my patience and adaptability, it seems.