I’m joining the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year again. I loved participating last year. It helped me to grow as a person and learn how to blog properly. Not just show up once a fortnight shaking like a leaf and wondering whether I’d ever be able to write another post. I had committed to showing up for 26 days and explored the theme of Authenticity. It did me the world of good.
This year, I’ve got a different theme. It’s a…. Drum roll, please!
Why love letters? For several reasons:
- I want more love in my life. Who doesn’t? For most of my life I’ve made a mistake: I’ve been waiting for love to come from others. Well, it’s time to shake things up a bit. If I want more love in my life, I ought to express it more too. What we put our attention on grows.
- Having said that, my relationships weren’t always ‘conventional’ as you may know from my ‘Dear Mum’ post. So, my love letters are not likely to be lovey-dovey. I’d like to write them from the place of compassion, integrity and authenticity. Sometimes, the most loving thing is to say what’s on your mind. Sometimes, love is on my mind, but I don’t express it enough. Hopefully, the April challenge will put this right.
- I’d also love to build my letter-writing-muscle. I have a wonderful friend in Bulgaria who writes the best letters in the world. Honestly, sometimes we want to frame the envelopes, never mind the letters. Last time I promised to write him a physical letter was… back in October. *Sigh.* Glad he gave up waiting and wrote us another splendid letter. It’s always an ‘event’ in our household when we get his letters. Perhaps, this challenge will encourage me to write more letters. There’s always hope.
We are kicking off on 1 April. You’ll hear from me every day except for Sundays. I’m going to pause The Story Behind The Story series in April, because you’ll be getting a lot of my posts. There are two more stories in the series in March – please, keep an eye out for Wednesday posts. If you’d like to contribute to the series starting from May, please get in touch.
Have a great week!
With love (see, I’m already practicing),