Tomorrow is my day of reckoning–the Graduate Reckoning Exam, that is. (You mean that’s not what the acronym represents?) As I mentioned on instagram, I have been utterly devoted to brushing up on my esoteric vocab and relearning everything to do with data analysis over the past few weeks. You’d think this would mean no letter-writing time at all for me…but mail always finds a way.
Because I’m going to spend the next 24 hours taking it easy (and maybe writing a sample essay or two!), here’s a quick peek at some of the mail I’ve sent out in brief moments of respite. For better or for worse, I should be completely free of this standardized madness by the time these letters reach their destinations!
Right after I came back from England, I found myself in an extra beachy, summery phase–a fair enough response to just over a week of mostly rain. My dear & eternally generous friend from Germany sent me a wonderful birthday package that included a true treasure-hoard of stickers, stationery, and sweets: but I didn’t have a chance to appreciate it properly until I returned!
These incredibly cute maritime stickers that she sent me matched quite well with both my mood and the sky/water paper I had on tap from my infamous church-sale paper haul. The probably-not-seaworthy envelopes that resulted from my efforts both traveled south, to North Carolina and Argentina.
Speaking of directions, maps, and global movement…
This envelope is a small sneak preview of an eclectic “foxes + far-off lands”-themed letter that’s heading off to Ireland literally today. It’s the weirdest combination ever, but perhaps I’m drowning my test-prep sorrows by putting some of my favorite things together. The final effect is kind of cute and color-coordinated, I think! Maybe? (Sorry in advance, Emma, for my strangeness.)
(And yes, I did intentionally turn that globe sticker into a south-up projection for the first photo. Man, why can’t anyone make vintage-inspired stickers of my beloved Hobo-Dyer map? (If you didn’t already know that I am obsessed with cartography/questioning the Mercator projection…well, now you do.))
Well, I’ve devolved into parenthetical babbling about maps, so that means it’s time to wrap this up! To all my pen pals: please be patient with your weird friend from Massachusetts as she battles this veritable chimera of a test. Your regularly scheduled mail will resume shortly!