Swap-bot Time: December 4, 2021 11:28 pm


Date Joined: May 30, 2018
Last Online: December 4, 2021
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!

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 23-year-old female from the USA. I am a preschool teacher! I am actually a teacher at the place I interned at. They liked me and I liked them so I accepted a full-time position there!

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!

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.

Please Try Not to Send...

Coffee, Mango Flavored things, Dr. Seuss pictures (quotes are okay), 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 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)



Handmade items


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!

06/19/21 Hey everyone! I will be taking an indefinite break from SB to work on school, work, and pen paling. I will log on if I get any notifications from the website I will log on, but I will not be signing up for any swaps for a bit.


kammy rated for instagram Fun on Dec 2, 2021
Comment: Thank for the comment. to respond to your comment, at the moment all my trips are in France. with COVID we do not leave the country too much but we are lucky to live in a country with a lot of kind of architecture
MeetSarah87 rated for ESG: 3-2-1 November on Dec 2, 2021
Comment: Hello, thank you for sending your swap. I am happy to hear that everything is fine with you. Hope you will have fun on your vacation.
Response: Thanks for the rating! And thank you!
Comment: Great list! I too suffer from depression and anxiety- had a bad day today - so it was nice to read your card! Thanks!
Intrinzica rated for 65 Random Questions on Dec 1, 2021
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your answers! Thank you so much for sharing and creating this lovely swap! ☺️
Response: Thank you for joining!
cassie3001 rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #1 on Dec 1, 2021
Comment: Your photos are wonderful! Thank you for sharing happiness!
Response: Thanks!
junemoon rated for 65 Random Questions on Dec 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap and for your answers -- straight forward and easy to relate to.
Response: Thanks for joining!
freespirit66 rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #1 on Nov 30, 2021
Comment: The turquoise rocks are such a beautiful color. Alex looks adorable and a good distraction. Congratulations on your college graduation! That is a major accomplishment!
Response: Thank you! And yes. When I was back home for quarantine last year, she would sit on my computer and swap stuff all the time.
Comment: Thanks very much for your nice card. Great hearing from you and all the things you're grateful for. Take care! Cathy
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the nice cards
Response: You're welcome!
KSENiA rated for ESG: October - 10 Questions on Nov 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart!
KSENiA rated for ESG: October 3-2-1 on Nov 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Coco is adorable. That thing you'd rather forget definitely deserves being forgotten.
Response: Luckily it basically has been forgotten. And thanks! He is adorable! Sadly, he did not wish to be petted by me haha.
crtsjffrsn rated for 2 page Letter #6 on Nov 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the letter. My roommate and I are big fans of The Simpsons as well, and we often quote the show as inside jokes.
Response: I also quote The Simpsons at points and use their scenarios as examples.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Jeepers rated for Show Some Love on Instagram! #4 on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the likes and kind comments on Instagram! πŸ’–πŸŒˆπŸ“¬
Response: You're welcome!
MeetSarah87 rated for Show Some Love on Instagram! #4 on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the many likes and comments on my pictures.
Response: You're welcome!
Inesrv rated for Show Some Love on Instagram! #4 on Nov 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you Cindy for your love ❀️
Response: You are so welcome!
tatntole rated for Mr. Grinch - USA on Nov 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: I got your swap today and it cheered my day. The washi samples are so pretty and the stickers and note cards are awesome. Thank you so much.
Response: I am so happy you liked it! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
quaisoir rated for WTL: Six washi for two partners #5 on Nov 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the washi! Especially love the one with oranges.
Response: You're welcome! I like the one with oranges too! I used to have one with lemons but I used them all.
kelliegirl6 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #272 on Nov 18, 2021
Comment: Such a pretty floral card! Thank you for sharing your weekend. So glad you had fun in all the meetups! πŸŽ€πŸ‘«πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ€β€πŸ‘©πŸΌ
Response: You're welcome! I am going to another karaoke one this Saturday, but this time before someone sings, they have to drink hot sauce!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 866 147 150
Completed Fives Threes Ones
566 1191 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
165 347 54 0
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grammypammy on Oct 4, 2021:


Enjoy your day!

Hugs, Pam

LavenderSprinkles on Oct 2, 2021:

Hey I was thinking of you lately. Long time since we swapped. Hope all is well.

thisismeAXiD on Oct 1, 2021:

happy birthday month

lyssathemermaid on Jul 1, 2021:

Hi Cindy! I've received the RAK :-) thank you so very much! Best of wishes and for a relaxing break <3

lyssathemermaid on Apr 13, 2021:

Thank you Cindy for the angel, it got here safely and i loved it all! Lovely host, i appreciate you immeasurably!! <3

dcp0112 on Apr 5, 2021:

Have a wonder spring & have fun planting those beautiful flowers!!

morganmaybelater on Apr 5, 2021:

Thank you so much for the Angel for the swap! Take care!

thisismeAXiD on Oct 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

Traceyk on Aug 31, 2020:

Hi Cindy ~ no, you don't need to resend. I just didn't want you getting rated down in any future swaps. Most partners will contact you before rating anything lower than a 5, but sometimes they don't. I wanted your swap experience to be happy and not stressful. :)

Cubsfanjennie on Aug 25, 2020:

Thanks so much for joining my Spill it Sister swap! I'm starting to get excited! This is one of my favorite swaps that I have done!!!

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