I feel the need to add a disclaimer to this post…
I know that I have nice handwriting. I’m not writing this to showcase my talent, but I know it’s only a matter of time before I get comments about how people want my handwriting and how they’ll never have handwriting as nice as mine, so I feel the need to tell you the following:
When I say you need to practice, it’s only because I’ve practiced. A lot. I’m the type of person who rewrote notes in college if I didn’t like the way that they looked. I waste paper all the time, because I’ll toss something out if I mess up, even if it’s just a personal note I’ve written to myself. Even post-it notes have to look perfect. I’m ridiculous and I know it.
I grew up with nice handwriting. My mom and aunt both have extremely nice handwriting (my mom used to calligraphy), and it’s what I’ve always known. My brother even has nice handwriting, so I really think it has something to do with my genes…
Artistically, I’m not good at very many things. I can’t paint or draw or sculpt, or do anything with my hands, really. I’m even terrible at DIY projects. But handwriting and calligraphy is always something I’ve excelled at. It may sound incredibly obnoxious, but it’s a type of art for me. And I really do take it very seriously. So don’t feel down if your handwriting doesn’t match mine. I really put a lot more emphasis on it (for myself) than I probably should.