My handwriting is pretty atrocious, despite the fact that I write a lot every day in my planner, my journal, and other notebooks. I don’t really have an excuse. My handwriting has never been great, but lately it’s worse than ever. If I take my time my penmanship is fine, but usually I’m writing as fast as possible and the result is a mess.
I recently decided I need to do something about it, especially for my journals. I want to be able to read my journals years from now, and considering my eyesight is certainly not going to improve with age, I need to clean up my handwriting. I keep telling myself, if it’s worth writing, it’s worth writing legibly! So I’m making an effort to slow down and form my letters deliberately.
When I was about 20 years old I decided to make a determined effort to improve my penmanship. I took out a book from the library designed to help with just such a thing. I practiced forming my letters correctly, loops and points and crossing my t’s horizontally. You’d never know it to look at my writing now that I spent that time trying to improve it.
Have you ever made a conscious effort to improve your handwriting? How did it go?