Monday, April 01, 2013

A is for Alphabet

I'm participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge for April. What is that? To quote from the website:  "Using this premise, you would start beginning April First with a topic themed on something with the letter A, then on April Second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until you finish on April Thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z.  It doesn't even have to be a word--it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself.  The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day."

So now you know what we'll be doing in April. Except on Sundays. And I'm going to be a bit freer with the theme, I think, than some of the bloggers I've read have been. You wouldn't expect anything less from me, would you?

Speaking of the theme, A is for Alphabet applies because I'm (re)learning how to write in cursive. No, I'm not learning how to curse; it's that flowing writing we all used to do in grade school. A couple Saturdays ago, during the program at writers group, the presented asked us to do a five-minute timed writing using cursive. Yikes. I'm typed everything for years. I actually couldn't remember how to make some of the letters using cursive. (Do you know how to write a q or z in cursive? Right off the top of your head? I thought not.)

To relearn, I've been writing the alphabet in cursive. I have a goal of doing it 1,000 times over the next month or so until my hand learns it again. I doubt it will improve my handwriting, which is bad enough that doctors point to it with pride and say, "At least, I don't write that badly," but at least I will know how again.

Supposedly, writing cursive using a different part of our brain than printing or typing does. I'm all for exercising my brain, particularly since it looks so attractive in workout gear. Trust me on this.

Hope you have a wonderful April 1st.

(This post is part of the 2013 Blogging From A to Z April Challenge. Learn more about the Challenge HERE.)


Dee said...

ME TOO. I don't remember how to write most of my cursive but I never mastered it in the first place and I did take a refresher course when I was twenty. :D Glad to know it's a good exercise. Hope you enjoy it!

Sincerely Dee Your friend from a to z challenge

Stephen B. Bagley said...

Not sure if I enjoy it, Dee, but I think it might be good for me. At least it should build dexterity. I hope.

Thanks for stopping by!