Pen Pals, Anyone?

I used to write letters when I was a kid, and then found pocket letters as a teenager. I fell out of doing both, and now that I’ve picked up a dip pen, I’d like to get back into the habit. I also figured that with all the pen related content I’ve been seeing, other people might want to as well. So, here’s a thread. Let’s talk about the various types of correspondence, and find ourselves some pen pals.

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There is a robust topic over on the AODA Discord server (called pen-pals) if you’re interested, @wildkat6. It seems that people are relatively quickly sorted into pairings for sending a letter by winter solstice. This isn’t to say that there shouldn’t be this topic here, just that of you don’t get the interest you want here, you might try there. :slightly_smiling_face:

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The pen-pal group on Discord actually started because someone asked the very same question you did :slight_smile:. I signed up for that one, but I’m always up for more pen pals!

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I keep trying to join the discord, but the link doesn’t seem to be working for me.

Here you go! This link should work no problem :slight_smile: Once you get there send me a PM with your first and last name (Alisha/Lilwolf) - I’ll get you set up for our Member’s area.

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Now I have this nostaligic feeling since I haven’t written a letter like this in two decades since everything is now conducted on the internet. We have discord as you may already know. I’m usually on Facebook as I’m not to open with this discord and it’s features. Maybe when the company do some improvement on the entire system, I may consider being on it more often.

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I feel you there Clark. I tried discord site and it just seems too much for me. However, letters and writing are as equally a big challenge. I always hated writing, I have a lifelong habit of gripping my pen or pencil to tight and exhausting my hand for the creation of somewhat of a elegant-non elegant hand writing. It seems stupid to me as an adult male so I have reverted to forgetting about cursive and print all my letters mostly uncaring about capitalization rules. Ha…if my english teachers saw me now they never wouldve doted so much on me!
Anyway pen pals could never be my thing as its enough to write small pieces on here and it has also been a challenge to write daily in a journal. Im afraid I may never get it. Even an online journal.

The thing is that Ive never been interested in keeping track of my life because I reflect on it almost constantly as a truck driver. I feel I hash things out after the fact too much. I have often been told I think too much. Well I say to those people try a job like mine and tell me how often you think!
Anyway I do enjoy conversations but too often find myself having to comment on everything I can relate to. Its an annoying habit that I despise myself and feel I push people away sometimes because of it. But it never happens when I first meet someone. It takes me awhile to let someone in, in person. A forum is great for these things especially with those of like minds and affinities. At least it seems. Hope your day and week to come finds you well and that the mother goddess Brigid blessed you on Imbolc and continues throughout the upcoming year with a life of plenty and abundant happiness and joy.

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