Friday, 22 February 2019

Chronic Pen Pals


So this is a new group that I've set up on Facebook and I'll just see how it goes.

The main idea behind this group is the it's for people with any sort of chronic illness/disability to find new pen pals with the knowledge that because of our health letter writing can get put on hold for whatever reason - hospital admissions, not being able to make it to the post office, not having the energy or motivation to write or just general life getting in the way etc.

I've also found in my letter writing journey that some people only like handwritten letters, which for some people, like myself, can be difficult to do, so typed letters are much better and easier to do and I'm sure others here can relate to that and here there is the understanding that typed letters are the only way that some of us can send a letter.

As well as this, l've found such joy in sending letters; making each one uniquely special and it gives me a connection to the outside world. As well as having a chronic illness/disability in common, which is only a portion of who we are, in our pen pals we can find common interests and hobbies etc.

If you have any question please feel free to ask.

There's no commitment to put up a profile and start writing letter - you can still be a member and begin writing whenever is the best time for you.

It would also be lovely for people to share pictures of their creativity so others can see and get new ideas for mail.

The link to the group is here.

I hope you find as much enjoyment and distraction in letter writing as I do.


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