National Handwriting Day is on the 23rd of January.
I don’t know about you dear reader but since the personal computer became commonplace (many, many moons ago) 🙂 my handwriting has become less than stellar.
The advent of the smart phone, laptops, (electronic) notebooks and tablets has made it easier to lapse on penmanship.
In fact…is that even still being taught in schools? I’m not being facetious at all, I’m asking seriously.
The funny thing is I love writing (I know right…duh!) but seriously, I mean I actually like putting pen to paper. I’m a list-writer, note-jotter and scribbler.
Other than the day to day necessities of perhaps writing your signature or jotting down something on a pad at work just how much writing does the average adult do? (Students, lecturers etc being an obvious exception)
I’m making a concerted effort to not mention doctors. I know, it’s an awful stereotype but I’ve yet to meet a doctor that didn’t cause me to squint and turn a prescription at all angles to decipher their medical scrawl. 🙂
I used to think I had pretty decent handwriting; well for the most part at least. My handwriting actually varies. I have about three main types: medium sized print, cursive and then a combination of the two. Within those three main types, my handwriting varies between being neat and precise and competent .
I’ve been meaning to have my handwriting analysed but I’m not sure which writing type will “come out”. That makes it sound like my handwriting has multiple personalities but…it’s kinda the truth shrugs
I recently started to practice my cursive handwriting again with the aim of having beautiful penmanship. It’s coming along.
I think beautiful penmanship should be encouraged, in the era of technology and pecking away at a keyboard or keypad it would be lovely to remember that one of the three tenets of early education was indeed Writing. (The others of course being Reading and Arithmetic)
Did I just age myself? 😀 Lol!
I may do another post on National Handwriting Day and show my progress.
How good is your handwriting?
Holla back in the comments. ❤ CN