Mail In Review


I ended up not sending a lot of mail in 2014, and didn’t receive much because of that! This year has been the longest time I’ve been living in one place since 2011! I have no excuse for being such a flake. I didn’t send any Postcrossing postcards this year, and took forever to reply to my pals.

But, you know what, I received such fantastic mail. It’s never the quantity; always the quality. It is a great mail year even if I just receive one thing in my mailbox. That being said, I will always love keeping track of all my incoming and outgoing mail!

In 2014 I…

► Sent 82 letters and 3 postcards

► Received 88 letters and 23 postcards

Thank you to all the fabulous people who spent time to send me something beautiful!


I don’t typically make New Year’s resolutions. I’ve never really been a goal-making person but there are a few things I definitely want to focus on this year.

► Send more mail (obviously). More specifically, I want to get back into Postcrossing again. I also want to set a standard for myself to reply to every letter I receive within a week.

► Less Netflix, more learning. If I’m at home, I’m usually always playing a show or movie through Netflix on my TV. Earlier this year, I started learning programming and German. Unfortunately, there isn’t much room to have two different things playing at once, and it is hard to learn if you have something else talking at you in the background! It’s one or the other and I chose learning!

► Start a paper journal. I used to journal allll the time when I was a teenager. I love going through my old journals but I just don’t do it anymore! I’ll start one but never keep up with it.

365 photo project. I read Kaylah’s post on her takeaway from doing the project this year and I’m convinced I need to get in on this. I’m sure I’ll forget some days but it’s more important to me to take more photos rather than take a photo every day.

Do you have any goals for 2015?

6 thoughts on “Mail In Review

  1. I wholeheartedly agree with less Netflix and more learning. In my case, I could do with less computer-related activities in general. Good luck with all your resolutions!


    1. Yes! It’s hard to get off the computer since I use to to make collages and blog (obviously) but I think it is essential to take some time away from the computer to create, write letters, read a book or whatever!

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  2. Well….as you know….you’ve got to send good mail to get good mail…..but it sound like you did get some good mail — something at least once a week…..I am actually trying to send LESS mail since I am so overwhelmed with trying to keep up….quality not quantity for 2015 I think…Happy New Year!


    1. Good luck with sending less mail! That is probably as hard of a goal as sending more mail 😉 I wonder if there is a magical mail-number. I agree, quality not quantity.


  3. I feel like “New Years Resolutions” always has a connotation of failure, so I’m loath to name my plans for the future “resolutions”. But I want to be more active, be more organized, try to be a better person…
    Your week deadline for mail return sounds like a challenge!
    I guess my one big resolution is to catch up on all my mail from last year before the next semester starts!


    1. Yup, I’m definitely not too fond of resolutions but I think it can be fun to think about plans for the year/future. I already told you, but good luck on catching up on mail! I get kinda overwhelmed when I put off replies so that’s why I made a goal to reply to them promptly. Less stress!


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