I don’t get snail mail often, and when I do you can bet your boots the United States Postal Service has delivered me goodies from either…
a) Some graduate school trying to woo me into their program (Thanks GRE)
b) The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum sending complimentary stationary and calendars while kindly asking for money (I guess I signed up for their mailing list when I visited last July?)
c) My credit union sending the usual things credit unions send to their members
d) The usual college information from my university…though now, that will inevitably become the alumni association probably most likely [obnoxiously] asking for money and sending information about alumni events
Today though? Today was a happy mail day that just happened to fill my heart with joy. I came back from my first day of work (which wasn’t so bad, though I have soo much to learn, which is very overwhelming) to find that the USPS surprised me with not one, BUT TWO unusually exciting parcels of mail. Without further ado, I give you…
Exhibit A: A gift from Phoebe
Phoebe, a.k.a. my intern buddy and favorite person to geek out about history with. We interned together last summer at the National Postal Museum and developed a rather awesome friendship rather quickly. Phoebe lives about a bazillion miles away in New York State, but we still manage to keep in touch via snail mail and over social media and Skype. To my surprise, I found a package from her in the mail today; said package contained this lovely looking historical fiction novel, which I can’t wait to devour (Phoebe knows me, the history and English major, all too well) along with a kind and thought provoking letter congratulating me on my college graduation. Like WOW! This is the best package I could ask for–a good book and a kind letter. And I thought she was just going to send me a postcard (our usual form of snail mail) when she asked for my summer address the other day. Sneaky, sneaky!
Exhibit B: The photo is self-explanatory
Receiving my passport in the mail today made me jump up and down for joy. All, I can say is, Thailand is becoming so much more real with every passing day. Also, this baby came super quick…I applied for my passport less than a month ago and I didn’t even pay for expedited shipping…Wowsers!
And so, a first day of work that wasn’t so scary after all, topped off with these lovely surprises in the mail, made for a pretty awesome Monday.