Hey, I started a newsletter!
Inspired by the lost art of passing notes with friends.
As an elder millennial, my love of 90s nostalgia runs deep. One of the things I miss most about the pre-internet culture of my youth: the art of passing notes. We filled pages of loose leaf paper with glitter-penned bubble letters to share the urgent news of the day, updates on the status of crushes, and funny inside jokes. Then we folded them meticulously into triangles — or origami shapes for the advanced artist — and covertly passed the paper parcels around school to our besties. We rivaled the USPS in delivery efficiency, and could spread news almost as fast as Twitter. (Okay, not really; but it was an impressive communication network for its time!)
The thrill of receiving a freshly penned note back then was a dopamine hit greater than any text or Instagram DM can deliver today. So when I decided I wanted to start a newsletter this year, I landed on calling it Passing Notes. I want to conjure that warm-and-fuzzy feeling of getting a carefully crafted letter from your BFF, only in your inbox instead of your Jansport.
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The content will be similar to the stuff I used to share on my blog (and still share on Instagram) but in a weekly(ish) format that will vary from bite-sized link lists of cool stuff I find around the Internet, to bigger blurbs about style + beauty stuff on my radar, to personal essays. I promise to show up to your inbox with the same care and attention I poured into perfecting my handwriting way back then.
I haven’t been this excited about writing to friends since 1999!
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