I’m writing some blog posts in advance, to make it easier to post every day (it obviously hasn’t totally worked) but as I’m thinking about things, ideas are popping up like popcorn and bouncing up out of nowhere. It reminds me of something I did for Cohiba.
In 2009, I took a class in two-week class in Mexico. That May, when out relationship was still so very new, I had spent almost two weeks in Krakow and had an awesome time (read about it here), but I realized how hard it was to travel without him, how much I missed him. (This reinforced it for me: Cohiba was the man I wanted to marry.)
But I had already signed up for and was excited about this August class in Cuernavaca, even though I knew it was going to be hard for both of us.
I bought special little paper and wrote him a letter for every day I was gone, and I gave them to him before I left. Of course, it was up to him to really only read one every day and not read ahead, but I believe him when he says he did. The fun part was, in writing the letters, I tried to put myself in my future shoes – imagining how I would feel or be in the middle of doing, so it was like I got to take the trip before I took it.
As I’m writing these blog posts early, I remember writing those letters to him, sort of love letters. So these are sort of love letters to you, my readers.
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I’ve been trying to write posts in advance, too! Right now I’m researching and writing five bigger posts that I want to publish soon. Do you use the editorial calendar? I like it, but I need to be more consistent. I love the idea of the letters you wrote for him beforehand. I was thinking about writing letters to my girls for special days later in their lives.
I want to use an editorial calendar, but I’m not sure what I would put on it! 🙂 I’m not always too good at building posts ahead of time. What is your trick to do that? I think you should write some for your girls; I have an email address I set up for Wee One when she was about six months and I’ve emailed her with news from time to time. I’ll give her the password when she turns 18.
Oh, I love that idea!