I thought I would share an idea I came up with for practicing shorthand that is turning out out to be quite enjoyable.
I have a dedicated notebook in which I am creating a collection of my favorite quotations, written first in longhand and then in shorthand. It’s really fun and I look forward to it each day so much that it doesn’t feel like “work.”
I had been struggling to think of a way to begin using shorthand in daily life in ways other than grocery lists. I wanted something with more substance. Quotations are inspirational, bring a smile to my face, and are relatively short, so it’s not a great burden to look up any outlines of which I am unsure. I also like the way that it forces me to use a wider range of vocabulary than I am recycling by copying the business letters in the book.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!