A Pen Pal + Cupcake Break

For whatever simple or nostalgic reason, I'm a huge fan of mail. Anything from a magazine to an invitation gets me excited and curious about what is inside. It's like an unexpected gift. During a week when my stress levels are going berserk (I've had pretty realistic nightmares three nights in a row) a letter in the mail from my sweet pen pal Kim was exactly what I needed. Kim is an art student in London so I was immediately giddy to see the Queen's silhouette on the postage. ;-)

So, I decided to push my books aside for a minute and enjoy the letter. I love the postcard and her lion drawings so much! Earlier that afternoon I picked up a red velvet cupcake from Sprinkles because...I wanted one. Haha. I haven't been there in forever and I am trying to appreciate Dallas while I can before school is over. I'm not leaving Dallas forever, but who knows where I will end up when I graduate! I'm trying my best to seize the day! Or seize the cupcake at least. ;)

There's nothing like a cupcake and a letter from a far away friend to take your mind away from reality, even if it's only for a moment.

I hope you are all having a great week. Do you have any pen pals or other fun ways to take your mind off what stresses you out?

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