Swap-bot Time: July 3, 2020 1:35 pm


Date Joined: May 30, 2018
Last Online: July 3, 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.

Colors I Like: Blue (any shade) Black Purple Red White Yellow Green I am honestly not picky on colors :)

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!

Please Try Not to Send...

Coffee, Mango Flavored things, Dr. Seuss pictures (quotes are okay), post cards (I usually just pass them on),anything with lizards.

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


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.

04/18/20 I want to apologize to everyone! I have had a hard time with my mental health and had been working on a 30 page paper from school that is worth 40% of my grade. If you have not received a swap from me, know they are going out on Monday. I know most of you guys are good about things like this, I just wanted to make it known.

05/05/20 May take a break from SwapBot after these last few swaps. Summer classes are starting soon and I will start to tutor a child VIA Skype in Taiwan, so I will be busy a lot. I do not want to let anyone down. So if you do not see my on SB for an extended amount of time that is why.

06/08/20 Hey everyone! So on the 18th I will be going to North Carolina, where I will have little to no postal service. And I am going on a plane so I will most likely have no way to bring my supplies. The time that I am there, I will only participate in electronic swaps. I know there was a suspicious user who only participated in electronic swaps, so I just wanted to let you guys know I will start doing mail swaps when I get back! I may stay in NC for about a week or two.

06/28/20 Hey! So I am still in North Carolina. My plan was to stay here until July 9th, but I want to volunteer at the Red Cross here for a bit so I may stay longer. But I will definitely be back by August 1st. So do not worry! You were not forgotten! I will get back to rating when I get back. I did not want to risk your mail getting lost if it was sent up here. It is safe at home.


thebragal rated for Because I Feel Like It on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: ❤️
Amycrafts rated for Because I Feel Like It on Jul 2, 2020
Kristipye rated for SURPRISE SWAP! on Jul 2, 2020
PrettyCraftyTales rated for What Are You Excited For? on Jul 1, 2020
Nekomiao rated for ☆ TEA TIME #16 ☆ on Jul 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the delicious looking assortment of teas! Can't wait to try them all!
simplyjeannette rated for SURPRISE SWAP! on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: Thank You
trishay79 rated for SURPRISE SWAP! on Jun 30, 2020
NRGordon rated for My Hobby (email swap) 2 on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I love to write but got away from PenPaling. I like to write when I have something to write about. I found too many of my Pals expected letters on a very regular basis. I started thinking of them as "Professional PenPallers". BTW... love the photo!
Comment: Thank you for your lovely swap. I am sure we already exchanged letters in the past.Your swap was really sent fast thank you
FairyLady rated for Big pen pal swap - Digital edition on Jun 28, 2020
Comment: Not fair, I've got to wait for Disney plus untill September.😭😱 This was a great swap, I loved the e-card and enjoyed reading your answers. Don't be to hard on yourself, you're technical skills were ok, since you managed to do this swap.^_^ I will try to respond on what you've written in my swap, which I'll be able to send next week. Thanks for joining!
danyelle15 rated for USA- Penpal of the Month - June on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecards. I like them a lot
Rova rated for My Hobby (email swap) 2 on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your hobby, I also enjoy penpaling so much.
Eulegirl rated for Quick n' Simple Washi Swap! on Jun 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Those lemons are so fun!
Onyx rated for To the Ex Who Broke my Heart on Jun 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your letter, and I am so glad you are at peace with your breakup.
gingerbee rated for SURPRISE SWAP! on Jun 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
NRGordon rated for DID YOU KNOW on Jun 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap. Loved your Florida facts. We occasionally contribute to Florida being the #1 tourist destination... including this past Feb. We got our granddaughters 3rd birthday Disney trip in just before things started closing up.
NRGordon rated for Summery Questions on Jun 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap. Oh, I would love an Alaskan cruise. My wife never likes boats though, of any size. She will be especially Leary going forward.
snailmailbella rated for Floral Fun on Jun 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for hosting and resending!
emmcclaw rated for I Can't BELIEVE They Did That! on Jun 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed your letter!

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MikiJoyce on Jun 13, 2020:


“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

zanadelenda on Jun 13, 2020:

Positive Vibes Rating Booster!

Virginia Woolf once said “you cannot find peace by avoiding life”. Be honest with yourself and be adventurous!

daenergymon on Jun 13, 2020:


In Martin Luther King: In My Own Words, the Nobel Prize laureate and civil rights activist wrote, "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

Audrey Hepburn "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I’m possible!'," Hepburn said.

ayahsantos on Jun 13, 2020:


“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.” – Audrey Hepburn

Nushkinathan on Jun 13, 2020:


Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell

AngelOH73 on May 28, 2020:
EverydayAngels on May 10, 2020:

Hello and happy day. You are wonderful and the world is made better just by knowing you are here. You are unique and special just the way you are. Focus on all the positive energy that comes from you heart and I hope that your days find more joy. Simplicity is often over-rated and just wanting to be more creative will spark those powerful brain neurons to reach for the stars! Sending hearts and Leaving Kindness

becait on May 10, 2020:

there Is always a place for hope, even in the darkest times. You just have to tell yourself, Get through this and you won’t look back. Remember that the universe is always rooting for you to be and do and have better. Sending you all the positivity and good vibes. Be kind and be well!

Tiramisu on May 10, 2020:

You sound like a warm-hearted & kind person, just from reading your bio. I hope all is well and this puts a little smile on your face. Please focus on the positivity ♡ Have a good day! Leaving kindness

Poohtat on May 1, 2020:

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