Date Joined: May 30, 2018
Last Online: May 7, 2021
Birthday: October 4
Country: United States
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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!
Also! If you get a swap from me and have to pay postage, please let me know! It happened once (that I know of), and I do not want it to happen again!
Hey fellow Swappers! I am Cindy, and I am a 22-year-old female from the USA. I am currently in college/university and I am studying Child and Youth Studies. I hope to work in CPS or DCF!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Coffee, Mango Flavored things, Dr. Seuss pictures (quotes are okay), anything with lizards.
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 18-30! I have gotten at least one from here and would love more!
To make things easier, fill out this doc if you want to be pen pals! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oOn9XpYAkB9VXa_O-Oj2gtbsTkOryRjs8bF6HHgIyZ8/edit
Washi Samples (I never use them, just admire them. So it is okay if you cannot send a lot)
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.
07/04/20 I will be going home on July 11th. If you have not received a rate from me please be patient! It is probably at home waiting anxiously to be opened :)
07/06/20 Hey guys. So you may be realizing I am making my swaps earlier than they originally were. The reason I am doing this is because I realize not anymore people will sign up for the swap and I don't want to keep anyone waiting, as well as giving you guys more time to fulfill the swaps. Also, these swaps need to be done before I go home. I have a big project to work on.
07/24/20 Hey. So I was admitted to the hospital the other day due to a mental breakdown and I was discharged yesterday. Because of this, I will be taking a tiny break from signing up for more swaps and pen paling. Feel free to reach out to me though, I am still going to be online.
08/05/20 Hey everyone! So I am FINALLY going back to school on Sunday. Because of this, I will take a while to rate due to the letters going to my home and then my family sending them to me at school. I am so excited to be going back!
10/22/20 As you may have noticed, I am only hosting three swaps and have signed up for none. After the 26th, I will be taking a break from SB and writing in general. I have an internship to work on and I am currently fighting for my passing status. Long story. But I need to focus on that for now!
12/07/20 So, sadly I had to withdraw from my internship and do it again, which put me in a bit of a depression. I have not been up to swapping because of that. I am now home for the holidays. Hopefully I can do some more swapping soon. Again, if something did not get to you PLEASE let me know! I will resend as soon as I have my materials again!
01/05/21 Hey everyone and happy new year! I will be returning to school I believe on the 7th. I want to get there before my roommates do to get some cleaning done. My internship redo will start again soon and I am excited! I also have classes but plan to keep on swapping! Because as I said before, it makes me happy. And a goal of mine this year is to be happier since 2020 was so hard. I am still studying elementary education but am trying to get certified in special education as well. I hope you guys have a great 2021!
03/02/21 Hey everyone! I know I have been MIA but I recently made some big life changes. For one, I changed my major from elementary education to child and youth studies. My internship became too much and I realized teaching probably was not my thing. It does not mean teaching is completely out the window, but I may be better working in CPS or DCF. I have also found an apartment to live in starting in May so that is exciting! I hope to start swapping again soon, but I had to take a step back to make some changes and realize what I was going to do!
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