Letters to Summer

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Hello Pen Pals! This is a bonus letter just for you, to thank you for supporting us on Patreon. In this letter, we've each chosen to try out something that the other person recommended in a past letter—because what good are recommendations if you don't give them a try? We hope you like it!


We tried

📱 Pomodoro Technique

From Bonus Letter 4

I had a really horrible weekend of not being able to get anything done (mostly because of PMDD) so when the week started, I decided I had to do something different. I’m generally pretty resistant to organized techniques of focusing—I hate APPS that BLOCK TWITTER because THAT’S WHERE MY FRIENDS ARE!—but I remember I had a lot of success with writing sprints when doing my thesis, so! I tried Pomodoro, finally; I did an abridged version, basically sticking to the 25 minute-focus sessions with tiny breaks between, sets of three instead of four, no checkmarks etc. It worked! Well, as well as it could when I was screaming in pain from the blood leaving my body but, you know. Just little uterus things.

Summer

📖 Umang Kalra’s everybody’s girlfriend

From Letter 62

I have not been very good at reading things that aren’t fanfiction lately, to be honest. So when Summer wrote “if you’re having trouble reading lately (I am!!!!), the short-but-impactful vibes are a really good solution” in her recommendation for this poetry zine I was like, oh that’s me! Sign me up! I’m really into these poems and have read a few of them over and over, especially “fancy,” my favorite of the bunch. Maybe I should be reading more poetry? 👀

Jillian