In grade school, one thing I've noticed growing up was that girls’ handwriting was larger and prettier than boys’. Boys generally wrote messy. Mine was as well for the most part.
I had classes that consisted of copying notes over the projector for an hour. Boring as they were, I found the time satisfying. Handwriting became interesting. I'd use one method of writing and switch to another all the time. Some times with long swashes and other times in tiny lumps of lines. All caps to freehand. My hands would always hurt from the fact I was never used to writing any one way.