Monday, October 19, 2009

I have a hate on for my handwriting.

I really do.

I was born with some defective handwriting gene.

It is terrible.

You may think it is not bad but really it is.

I rush through writing so fast that letters merge into one.

It is so bad that when I have left hand written direction at work for tasks to get done, they have occasionally not been completed because no-one could understand my writing.

So it is no surprise in scrapbooking that I opt to type my journalling.

I have tried to incorporate my handwriting but every time it graces my pages I feel I have ruined them and I have to come up with some creative way to cover it up with some cute font from my computer.

And more often then not it is the Ali Edwards font. Her handwriting is so nice that she actually has a font.

Seriously? I want my own font. Except NO ONE would ever use it because it would be a big honkin' mess.

My Sister and I were discussing this dilemma of mine yesterday during a little sisterly crop time.

I was trying to hand write some journalling all the while hemming and hawing.

Not only was I trying to hand write something but I was trying to do it on a itty bitty journalling card.

I find it better to keep my handwriting contained but that poses a second problem.

I have been known on occasion to be slightly loquacious on my layouts.

I can't help it. I have lots to say and it's not like pictures are going to tell me to be quiet.

Are you still with me?????

So today I noticed this challenge and I thought it was time to share.

Hideous isn't it???

So in an effort to embarrass *ehehm* embrace my handwriting I am trying to incorporate it more.

This one of my brother is just around the edges. It was hard because I had so much more that I wanted to say that I could have written forever.

This one of M from the summer on a little journalling card:

And last but not least this one.
You might recognize the photos from this previous posting.

So there you have it peeps.

My horrocious (atrocious + horrendous) handwriting.

The only legacy I'm leaving with this one is hopefully they will learn what cursive should not look like!

Thank the Lord that I am NOT a school teacher.


  1. Leave it to me to lmao at "horrocious". really Jen it's not as bad as you think. My gross chicken scratch shoulda been a DR. writting, now that's something that should be locked in a vault with the pages never seeing daylight again. I just hope it will go unnoticed in 50 years from now. lol

  2. You are so funny! If it makes you feel any better, my cousin has horrible handwriting (it's a family joke), and she IS a teacher. A grade school teacher, so she teaches handwriting!!! Oh, her poor students!!! We laugh about it all the time.

  3. I`ts better than mine.You work is just loveky.XO