Update 4/7/21: I am still on hiatus; however, I will be mailing some notecards out to folks who sent me extra special mail from Valentine's Day swaps. I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.
For several reasons, I will be taking another hiatus from Swap-Bot. I will also no longer be doing pen palling for the same reasons. I will complete the swaps I'm currently signed up for, but after that, I will be done and I will no longer be signing up for new swaps. Also, I will no longer host swaps from this point forward, even after I return.
I am unsure of when I will come back. For my own mental health, however, I need to step away and focus on other things. I hope you all understand.
Thank you for everything, and I will see you guys again soon.
USPS CRAZINESS! As I'm sure everyone knows and has experienced for themselves, regional and international mail has been super delayed between the holidays and COVID. I've never been one to rate based on the date of the postmark because I've never thought of them to be accurate, even before COVID. I just read a story from a swap partner that she got mail in December with a postmark of October!
With that being said, if something is marked as "sent" from me and the postmark is different, PLEASE do not rate me down! Not only are the post offices swamped, but sometimes our mailmen/mailwomen aren't the best at picking up or delivering mail. I've had two occasions where we received mail for a completely different address, and instances where our outgoing mail isn't even picked up! Patience and understanding during this time is key and very important. Please work on lifting each other and yourselves up instead of bringing others down.
Thank you guys! Please stay safe and healthy. We will get through this!!!
Hi everyone, and welcome to my profile. My name is Katie, I'm 26 years old (born August 5th), and I live in GA, USA. My profile is quite long and extensive, and I try my best to update it as often as necessary. I'm going to try to be more open and transparent about certain topics - I hope that it will allow for clearer communication and understanding between myself and others, especially during these difficult and trying times. Now more than ever, we need to be here for each other.
Thank you for stopping by. Much love to you.
I struggle with anxiety and depression to some extent almost every day. By no means is this meant to be a call to pity me or for me to use my mental health as a crutch, but is simply to make others aware of what I deal with on a daily basis. The only thing I ask for is patience, understanding, compassion, and kindness-- things that we should give each other always.
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
My mom and I have both had COVID-19 in April 2020 - what a crazy experience! My brother and sister-in-law also had COVID (they tested positive on Christmas Eve 2020, good grief) but they have also fully recovered! I'm sure a lot of people have questions and may be afraid to ask them, but please, ask away! I'll answer whatever I can to the best of my ability! I would love to be able to educate the public/community about the virus and its effects, so feel free to ask anything!
I do want to reiterate that I no longer have symptoms and am safe to send mail! Also, according to several sources, there is no evidence to show that COVID-19 is spread through mail/packages - however, your best bet is to spray what you can with disinfectant and wash your hands after handling your mail! After it's put in the mail box, only lord knows where it goes and who's touched it.
Please continue to stay safe, wash your hands, and take care of yourselves - physically, mentally, and emotionally! I love you guys!
NOTE: If you have any issues with my swap whatsoever, PLEASE message me so we can resolve it before you rate down! Sometimes USPS can lose mail, especially nowadays. If the mail you receive from me doesn't meet your expectations, please talk things out with me first.
I'm 26 years old but I'm a big kid at heart! I've always been a huge geek, even when I was younger. I love Japanese culture, and am a big fan of anime, manga, and just about anything kawaii. I also really like Hello Kitty, most Sanrio characters, and just anything cute!
As of recently, I've started collecting ATCs! I have a special binder and card sleeves to go in them to collect them. ;v; I've started making them as well and I've really enjoyed it!
I don't watch a lot of television or movies, but I really enjoy watching YouTube videos (Markiplier, Jacksepticeye, etc).
I love all kinds of music, but country, rap, and metal/rock are my least favorite genres.
My favorite holidays are Christmas and Valentine's Day! I adore galaxies/space themed goodies, and rainbow themed items!
I absolutely love plants (especially succulents), but I ADORE flowers, especially in pinks and whites but I love all colors! Roses are my all-time favorite flower. Mom and I are actually planning to start a little garden with herbs and stuff! I don't have much of a green thumb but I hope I can change that! I'm currently trying to grow a carrot from the tip of another one so we'll see what happens. (Update on Mr. Carrot as of 6/18: He's starting to wilt! ;A; I'm trying to revive him as best as I can but I think it's a lost cause. Can't say I didn't try! If anyone has any suggestions/recommendations, I would love them!)
I love watching/listening to ASMR - if you don't know what this is, please look it up! It's very relaxing and soothing. Some channels are a bit... weirder than others, but I promise there are several awesome content creators out there. I definitely suggest Gentle Whispering ASMR, Tingting ASMR, The White Rabbit ASMR, Ephemeral Rift, and WhispersRed ASMR to start, they're all incredibly talented and their content is diverse so there's something for everyone!
I'm into all sorts of kawaii things, and I really, really like Hello Kitty (the 'classic' version, the fuzzy version... she's just really cute lol) and most Sanrio characters. I also LOVE Tokidoki, especially Unicornos and Mermicornos! I would love to be able to collect more figures of either of those. ;v;
I love wearing makeup, but unfortunately, I sweat so bad that I can't really wear it often. ;; I do love watching different beauty gurus and makeup reviewers! I really want the Conspiracy palette (I'm huge into Shane Dawson's conspiracy YouTube videos, please check it out if you haven't) but unfortunately it's sold out and very expensive. ;_; Definitely a wish list item lol.
I am most definitely faith based (I believe in God and Jesus) but I am not one to push this onto you if you aren't, or if you aren't comfortable with religion/religious topics. Please tell me beforehand or have this information in your profile so I don't accidentally make you uncomfortable! With this said, I'm very open to learn about other religions/walks of life (my best friend is a beginner Wiccan/Pagan), so please don't be afraid to talk about this kind of stuff with me! Though I may not understand at first, I love to learn new things so I can understand them better - I've actually researched a bit into pagan religion/practices and find it very interesting, so any more information on that would be awesome for my best friend and myself. ;v;
I'm open to receiving anything - I'm so blessed to be able to participate in SB so anything makes me happy! Even a simple 'hello' card makes me smile! Please don't be upset if I don't give you a heart - I love every single piece of mail I receive, no matter what it is!
I will not rate down simply for being late on sending your swap. Believe me, I totally understand that life happens and there are much more important things that go on around us than mailing something! Also, USPS can be really wonky so something may get lost, damaged, etc. I will always message you before rating down, because I want to give others the benefit of the doubt.
My favorite color(s): Pastel pink; rainbow.
My favorite food: Chinese food; Taco Bell; Panda Express.
My favorite hobby: Anything art/craft related!
My favorite dessert: Ice cream.
My favorite mythical creature(s): Unicorns; mermaids.
My favorite animal(s): Pandas and dogs, but I love all animals tbh.
Collects: Cute/kawaii stickers and stationery (!!!!); cute anime figures; Sailor Moon items; shoujo manga/manga with pretty art; unicorn/mermaid decor; Russian nesting dolls; plushes; journals/notebooks; Sailor Moon items (but especially Sailor Moon herself, Chibi Moon or Sailor Mercury items); plants - especially succulents!; postage stamps (particularly Japanese/Asian ones but I love any!); Hatsune Miku items.
Hobbies: Drawing; painting (acrylics, watercolors, oils); crafting (and I'm always looking for something new to try); watching YouTube; listening to music; playing video games (especially Animal Crossing: New Horizons which I adore); playing board games with my folks; playing PC games (Guild Wars 2, Minecraft, etc); reading.
Other likes: Kitschy, vintage items (especially Christmas and Valentine's Day things).
Dislikes: Raisins; dates; rings (can't wear them due to my job); bracelets (except for elastic ones); dark colors; spooky/scary things - there are a few exceptions to this but I don't like to be 'scared'; insects EXCEPT for caterpillars, butterflies, lady bugs, and lunar moths; mint in any form (peppermint, mint candy, minty teas/coffees, etc.); non-fiction/self-help books; satanic/anti-religious items of ANY kind (I do not agree with the practice of Satanism but I'm not one to judge for your religious beliefs so this will not stop me from swapping with you/being your pen pal friend); licorice of ANY kind.
I'll add more to this bio as I think of things, lol.
If you have any questions about me or are unsure of anything, please message me anytime!
Bye for now!
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