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Cindymt

Cindymt
Date Joined: May 30, 2018
Last Online: March 28, 2020
Birthday: October 4
Country: United States
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About Me

DISCLAIMER: I am human and I do make mistakes. If I made a mistake on a swap, or worse, it does not get to you at all, please email me before rating and I will resend no questions asked :) If I will be late in sending a swap I will reach out to you before the swap deadline to let you know!

Hey fellow Swappers! I am Cindy, and I am a 21-year-old female from the USA. I am currently in college/university and I am studying to become a teacher.

I started pen paling when I was 13, and I have loved it ever since! However, now I want to do more snail mail than email so this website seemed perfect for that!

Some things that are very importent to be include my academics, family, friends, my pets, and my sorority. Some things that I love are music, cats, and Disney!

As of recently I am a washi tape enthusiast (my friends often joke saying I have a problem). I have about 200 roles! I also love going to craft shops now, especially hobby lobby where there is usually a sale on most items! I usually always include washi tape samples in my letters to share my love of it! Other than washi tape I also love stationary and tags.

I am not too artsy sadly but I am working on learning how to better decorate my letters and envelopes. I also started making my own envelopes!

Now to relax after studying I often watch pen pal videos such as pen pal with me, tips and tricks, and what my pen pals sent me videos. I also scroll through swap bot a lot now! As someone who suffers from anxiety and depression, it is always good to stay busy!

I am looking forward to pen paling with you all and I will stay up to date on these things! So if there's a chance your letter may have a slight delay, I will let you know ASAP! I am also 100% okay with late mail! I understand that things happen! Also, it is fair to mention that my ratings MAY be a bit late because my letters are sent to my home address then are sent to me in a package from my parents to my school so don't worry! I did not forget about you and I apologize!

Lastly, I am not picky about what I get in the mail! I will never dislike it! Have an amazing day and happy pen paling!

Why I swap

I swap because it makes me happy and keeps me busy. As someone who suffers from anxiety and depression, it is always important to stay busy so the mean depression and anxiety do not take over!

My Mental Health History

In July of 2013, I was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (a form of anxiety). I have been treated for it ever since. I got off treatment for a while but then things got bad again in November of 2017. In December of 2019 I was diagnosed with Depression and I am treated for that as well.

I want the stigma of mental illness to end, or at least diminish because I am still a normal person. I am in school, I have hobbies, friends, and I go out. I share my story so others can share theirs. Feel free to email me if you want to share your story or just want someone to talk to! Let's get through this together!

Favorite Crafts

I am sadly not very crafty but I have started to make my own envelopes. I want to learn how to make pocket letters and other things I see on YouTube.

I am also learning how to make bookmarks using washi tape and popsicle sticks.

However, I LOVE getting crafts! I recently got a crotcheted heart coaster (shout out to the woman who made it) and it made my day! THose who are crafty give me motivation to become more crafty!

Gift Preferences in Detail

I do not drink tea a lot but I woud love to try tea from around the world! I like little snacks in the mail but my biggest fear is that it would melt.

I do not think i am allergic to anything but to be safe I would like to stay away from mango flavored foods since i may be allergic to that. I had a reaction to a mango when I was younger.

I also love getting little knick knacks such as magnets in my mail because it is so cute! I would do that more if I was not in college and could spend more money on postage and packaging.

Pen Pal Accounts

For those of you who are interested, I have a pen pal instagram! It is @cindyssnailmail ! Follow my journey with me and I post updates on there like if i have to take a break from pen paling and other things like that.

I put the link in my profile!

Ratings

I NEVER rate less than a 5! As someone who has been threatened with a low rate (I was dealing with my heath and the death of two friends at the time), I feel it is important to give the other person the benefit of the doubt. We do not know each other's stories. So I would like to ask everyone to consider doing the same! Or consider them resending! I feel like getting something in the mail is always nice, regardless of how long it takes or if we like it or not. But of course, that is just me :)

Pen Pals

I would love to get pen pals out of Swap Bot, though I know it is not really for that. However, I would prefer if they are female ages 19-26! I have gotten at least one from here and would love more!

Likes/DIslikes

Likes: Washi Samples (I never use them, just admire them. So it is okay if you cannot send a lot) Journal Cards Postcards Tea Cats Stickers Tags Labels Disney (Especially Winnie the Pooh)

Dislikes: Dr. Seuss Lizards Coffee

I want to note I will not rate down if i happen to get these items!

UPDATES

12/20/19 Two of my friends recently passed away and I was diagnosed with depression so I apologize if you did not get "great" swaps from me. I am trying my best! But I am willing to resend now since I am in a better mindset.

02/07/20 I may be taking a break from swapbot starting in March. So after these swaps I am in, chances are I will be logging off for a bit, so I will not be making any swaps at that time either. But I still do not know about that yet. I may change my mind.

02/12/20 College is really kicking my butt and I need to focus! I am sorry that I am taking a break! I enjoy it here but it is needed!

03/05;/20 Looks like I am not taking a break! This just makes me too happy!

03/12/20 Hey everyone! Due to the Corona Virus, my University will be shutting down for about two weeks. I will try to bring at least most of my pen pal stuff with me. But please be aware I do not know how this will affect the mailing system. I hope swaps keep happening and that I can keep up with them, but if not I will let you know and I apologize for the inconvenience.

03/21/20 Well, so due to Corona, school has closed for the rest of the semester and now all classes will be online for the time being. I am really sad about it because I love being at school. Tomorrow I am going to clean out my room, including getting all of my pen pal supplies. So I apologize if anything is late, especially if I accidentally left it at school.

Ratings

RiverTopanga rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #185 on Mar 28, 2020
5
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Comment: Hi Cindy. Thank you for the wonderful weekend notecard! I always think it is so strange when we are paired with someone in our own state :-). I am sorry to hear about your Friday/Saturday ordeal. Your actions were very smart! I hope you are feeling better about it now. Are you enjoying your time home away from your roommates? Stay in and stay healthy! :-)
RosePetal rated for For the Newbies on Mar 24, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you!
ayahsantos rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #183 on Mar 24, 2020
5
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Comment: Hi Cindy! Did you end up going to Disneyworld early this month? It's so crazy now! I went to Las Vegas first week of March before everything close down. The Benihana restaurant sounds awesome! Once everything is back to normal I'm going to Florida!! LOL. Stay Safe!
ayahsantos rated for Dear Diary #1 on Mar 24, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you Cindy for sharing your story! Take Care always!
jaz1yn rated for Envy of Fun Swap on Mar 24, 2020
5
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating! Thank you for the items you sent me; I can tell that you tried to send items I'd like. FYI in the future please be careful when cutting postage stamps; the ones you sent me are missing their edges... hopefully I can still use them. Also for some reason when your envelope arrived it was almost completely open; I don't think the tape you used was very sticky and not much of it was overlapping/sticking onto the other side that you were taping if that makes sense (maybe 1/8"). Be well!
Response: I am incredibly sorry that happened! But thank you for not rating down! Sadly the stamps were not tear able, and I am sorry the envelope was opened when you got it. I am still learning about making them.
MorgueStudies201 rated for A Simple Letter Swap on Mar 22, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter. I can see it was written before things got REALLY wild in this timeline. I hope you are still doing well in school. I am also in college
LadyLore rated for Washi Tape Swap - Animals on Mar 22, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the washi! I especially loved the sloth ones!
5
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Comment: Hi Cindy, thank you for sharing your answers with me, even some personal stuff. I am pleased to see that I am not the only one that has never brought from ebay, I thought I was the only one in the world. Stay healthy.Blessings.
CookieMomster78 rated for Quick! It's a email swap! on Mar 20, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for sharing a bit of you with me! Loved your answer about being a couch “potatot” because it reminded me of tater tots! I giggled and then had a sudden craving for some!!! 🤣
SunflowerRose rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #184 on Mar 19, 2020
5
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Comment: thanks for the note card. have a good one
5
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Comment: Thanks for your answers. It is fun to read the responses of someone who is 45 years younger than me. Just missed you at Disney. We weere there the second week in Feb. Best Wishes. Stay well.
AlisonKingWriter rated for Let's Talk About...#2 on Mar 18, 2020
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Comment: Oof! Sounds rough. Thanks for the card and I hope your future dating experiences are much more enjoyable! -Al
5
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Comment: Thank you for re-sending your answers after the first letter got lost in the post. It was interesting to read them. I am very sorry for your losses, I hope this year will bring you more joy and less sorrow than the last one. Take care :)
skeffiboo rated for Tunes For Hard Times on Mar 17, 2020
5
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Comment: I enjoyed your list, thank you! Some I know well but it is nice to have some new material! Capital Cities is a new on for me, they give me MGMT vibes. Excellent list, thank you for sharing.
ScorpioRising29 rated for For the Newbies on Mar 17, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for hosting this swap!
5
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Comment: Thank you for your answers. I enjoyed reading them. Happy Swapping
terriannewilson rated for Tunes For Hard Times on Mar 16, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for this swap , some great tunes ,I understand your story completely, we will continue to fight on xxx
euniceq rated for Tunes For Hard Times on Mar 15, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your story and your playlist. My Songs Know What you did in the Dark is a go-to for me, too. :)
5
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Comment: Thank you; I will be sure & send this along=)
shalvorsen rated for Washi Tape Enthusiest Unite! #3 on Mar 14, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great washi samples :)

Rating Overview

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5.0000 92 31 32
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Comments

Lotusemilia on Mar 11, 2020:

Thank you for angeling for me on the Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-tea-do swap! The tea smells really good, I'm excited to try it, and most of the songs are new to me :)

CherryBlossomLady on Feb 12, 2020:

Hi there! just swinging by to promote my first hosted swap everrrr! Would love for you to consider joining!

3-person PC Collaboration #1- Theme: Anything Goes

Thanks so much, Indira CherryBlossomLady

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