Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Me - You = Sad

When was the last time you sat down and wrote out,  
[BY HAND] , a letter to someone?

Well, Holy Ravioli. I tried to write my Mr. some overly sweet, mushy, make you want to gag, letter and I am ashamed of how hard it was to do. Not the words, those come easy when he's gone, but making my hand do what my brain wanted was far more difficult than I had expected. Admittingly, I have neglected my journal for the past few months and I think that is the cause of this. I'm still having a hard time wrapping my brain around the idea that I was so out of practice of writing. WRITING. The thing I had done every single day of my life in one form or another until a few months ago.

Technology has ruined us.

When was the last time you wrote a love letter to your significant other?

Relationships are hard - Even harder with you have to deal with long distance relationships. Regardless of the distance, sometimes its nice to put down your phone, stop surfing the web, or pinning your heart out. This Valentines Day, write your loved one a letter. I recommend having a huge pad of paper ready and practicing because there is no backspace/delete when in ink. And if you're anything like me, whiteout is NOT an option. I have to start all over if one letter doesn't look as nice as I would like. It's annoying, really.

“I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” - Mark Twain

If you don't have the time or desire to get all lovey dovey with your love letter, then don't. A perfect alternative is to make a list of 'I Love You More Than...'s.

I Love You More Than Doctor Who.
I Love You More Than Pinterest.
I Love You More Than A Trip To Target Alone.
I Love You More Than White Wine.
I Love You More Than Bubble Baths.
I Love You More Than Pancakes.
I Love You More Than Instagram.
I Love You More Than Warm Gooey Marshmallows.
I Love You More Than Pretty Vintage Pyrex.
I Love You More Than Fruit.
I Love You More Than A Warm Blanket From The Dryer.
I Love You More Than Sheldon's Mom Loves Jesus. 
I Love You More Than My Phone.
I Love You More Than A Good Thrift Haul.
I Love You More Than The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Ah those are always fun.


  1. I swear we were twins separated at birth. Your list of I love you more is pretty much identical to mine!

  2. We have a notebook that we write back and forth in, but we don't always remember to use it... It's hard writing by hand when you're not used to it, I end up getting the most horrible hand cramps!

    1. YES! Hand cramps are ridiculous.

  3. More than Sheldon's mom loves Jesus. Awesome. :)

  4. I have the handwriting of a 1t grader now. Technology (and my font obsession) have ruined me.

  5. "I Love You More Than Sheldon's Mom Loves Jesus." This. is. awesome.

  6. What a wonderful post! I've been thinking of doing a blog post about the forgotten art of letter writing one of these days... so perfect with Valentine's Day right around the corner. I love your idea of a "Love you more than" list :-)

  7. Such a good idea. I've been thinking of doing this (http://inchmark.squarespace.com/inchmark/2013/1/26/10.html) for a Valentine I've had my eye on (and maybe even friends), but nothing beats a simple handwritten love letter. Sigh. Makes me all shmoopy.


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