What an AMAZING response to the first #RockYourHandwriting challenge last month. Who knew so many of you wanted to work on your handwriting? I hope you saw some progress or other benefits to having time set aside to practice day to day. It was so great that we are deciding to do this again.
HOW IT WORKS:
- Spread the word – the more the merrier with this Instagram challenge, so repost the image below, tag a friend, and use the hashtag #RockYourHandwriting and the other hashtags you usually use. NEW for March is that we are on Facebook! Join us there if you aren’t on IG, or just want a forum to share your work with other.
- There are 31 prompts, one for every day – there are a mix of drills, writing prompts, and applications. If it’s a drill, practice writing the words for a page or so – working on consistency. If it’s a prompt, for example “quote of the day,” then you’d write down whatever quote you want, working on intentionality. Other things are applications – which means if it’s “Thank you note,” for example, then you’re practicing handwriting doing a familiar task in a new way. Simply take a photo of your work and share on Instagram with the hashtags.
- For fun, we all added “Our Choice” to the prompts – I’ll list mine down below, but check out Kara’s page, Dee’s Page, and Kim’s page for theirs.
- Take a peek through the hashtag and engage with others in the challenge – like, comment, encourage, and offer feedback. Most of the joy is doing this in community rather than by ourselves.
- Join us when you can, on days you can! Its never too late. It’s an invitation not an expectation – it’s supposed to be a fun way we can all work on our handwriting together, so even if you miss a few days (we all do) just jump back in!
My quote *updated Saturday, 2/27/16*:
Avoid filling in the blanks for someone else – especially with your assumptions about someone else’s feelings, intentions, reasoning, or desires. It is critical to give people the space and permission to write and tell their own stories, and to fill in their own blanks. – Jessica Chung
This notion speaks a lot to me – it is foundational to how I want to live and interact with other people. I think it also unlocks the key for connection and truly bridging between ourselves and others, especially when it is hard. I can’t wait to see how it shows up for you all!
I’m excited – I hope you join us!