What Does it Matter, This Little Noticed Work?

This week’s letter from Jen is another good one. Here’s an excerpt:

It’s the only way any of us keeps going: this naming of why the work matters, what blessings we gain as we write. Because when February turns colder and grayer, it’s the burdens of the work that will feel truest of all. The slow inefficiencies of the words, their lukewarm reception, their failure to pay the mortgage. What does it matter that you, that I, do this little noticed work?

You can read her letter to me in its entirety HERE.

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What began as a Twitter conversation between two writers on creative work and family life has become an exchange of letters. Here is where Postmarked began:

Postmarked: Dear Shawn (1)

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In our most recent podcast episode, Maile and I talk about why we stopped homeschooling our kids. Except the episode is about a lot more than homeschooling–it’s about make hard decisions on how to create space for writing, not making decisions out of fear, and giving ourselves permission to baby-step our way into a new life. You can listen to that episode HERE.