As many who know me personally and professionally, I'm a mix of traditional and modern. Not just in my design work, but also in the way I approach life. And like many professionals, the computer is a tool that we can't live without. But it's not our only tool.
I often discuss the importance of making a connection, in a traditional way. That we're bombarded with constant contact and the ability to reach someone in a fraction of a second. A phone call doesn't go through in a second and we think there's something wrong. An email goes unanswered for a few hours, HOURS! and we go nuts.
To center myself and disconnect/reconnect I took up yoga a few years ago. And before long, I found myself working with a variety of health and wellness companies as well as Yoga Studios.
And while I love being connected to a virtual yoga world through facebook, I was pleasantly surprised when after taking one class from a new studio, I received a hand written letter. ON STATIONARY. And with a card. And I thought, now that's a way to make a connection.
Here's hoping that 2012 brings you some great connections.