You can have a nice car, a huge house, a designer handbag and fingers dripping with diamonds and not even one spark of jealousy will fly from me towards you. But if you have nice handwriting? Please know there is a part of me that hates you.
If I’m just taking notes for myself quickly my handwriting is illegible to anyone but me. If I take my time and try to make it legible, it’s okay but it’s never consistent and never pretty. My handwriting varies greatly depending on the pen or the paper or the angle of which I’m sitting. Sometimes my mood changes my handwriting as sometimes I print more than I use cursive and other times I like all caps or all lowercase. But still…no matter what mood or variation…it’s never pretty.
I’ve considered trying those wonderful monthly handwriting challenges that people like boho berry do but I am not great about committing to month long projects.
I find there are certain words I like, or certain letters inside certain words, but then there’s tuff like capital “I” that frustrate me no matter what. And I can’t ever make my writing consistent. I tried, and I did an okay job repeating that one line, eventually it all looked the same. But only becuase I had the previous line to go by. It’s like I can’t even remember my own handwriting!
I do like the final version of “You must be weak before the world” and eventually got into my groove, but then I went on the page before and did my favorite Whitman quote and got frustrated all over again. And then I decided I liked print better.
What are your thoughts on handwriting? Is it important it looks consistent? I see some of your spreads and pages on instagram and I love them because the handwriting is so lovely and uniform but I’m not sure I’m capable of that. I’m okay with the fact that my handwriting will never be beautiful, but I would love for it to be consistent but I’m not sure, even if I did ALL of the handwriting prompts, I could ever settle into something consistent as my moods/pens/writing position is never consistent.
And how dorky am I for even spending more than 30 seconds on this topic?