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RadiateJoy

RadiateJoy
Date Joined: June 7, 2023
Last Online: July 13, 2024
Birthday: July 3, 1974
Country: United States
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About Me

Hey!
I am 50, vegan and love to rollerskate. I am married (25 yrs), and I am a new grandma. I am "Mum" to 2 ( 4 yrs. and 1 1/2 years). I have been writing letters to penpals since 2000. I have pals all over the world and LOVE making connections. I answer every letter. Age difference doesn't matter to me. I don't even mind springing for an international stamp! I am a purchasing manager by occupation. I am 100 % remote. I don't take myself too seriously and look for the good in others.
I love metallic gold and hearts. Hearts everywhere!! :-) I hope you will write and connect. I am a safe space for all beings. I am a vocalist. My husband plays guitar. We go out and see music almost every night. We live in an area rich with art and culture. Open mic's are my favorite. We have a family band "Weird With A Beard". I answer every letter!

I am a caregiver for my mom. She has Rheumatoid arthritis and can’t move very well.

I love gardening and taking care of my flower gardens. I grown herbs, tomatoes, Zucchini, collard greens, garlic, peppers and beets. I’m thinking of starting a pickled beets business.

I knit and crochet. I make ponchos and sell them on Etsy. I also make animal baby blankets for the new babies that cross my path, mostly at work. Usually if I am invited to a baby shower. My last two blankets were a dragon and a unicorn.

I am an avid beach goer. I sweep the beaches of treasures and turn it into high end .925 sterling silver jewelry and art pieces. My favorite beaches are dog friendly as there are usually rocks and more treasures.

I love camping on or near the beach. As I get older I find I can’t sleep on the ground anymore. We have a pop up camper but it’s way too much work so I am looking to get a smaller drivable camper soon.

I am an artist. I specialized in photography which I now have as a hobby. I have degrees in Media Arts and Fine Arts before getting a bachelor’s of Arts in Art Management and a Masters in Business Administration ~ Collaborative Leadership. I’m up to my eyeballs in debt and wouldn’t change any of my educational choices. I landed my dream job in 2021.

I have an Etsy shop for my jewelry and ponchos. RadiateJoyStudio. Feel free to check it out. I don’t solicit or even care too much about selling my art.

I work with colored glass. I photograph colored glass and use it in collage. I tumble my own glass and make art to decorate my house. I make my own β€œsea glass” by tumbling pretty bottles as a way of recycling.

I don’t have a bunch of rules for my penpals. I meet them all where they are at and accept each person for who they are and what they believe. We don’t have to be twins or share the same beliefs. Different opinions and views on things brings growth, learning, and perspective.

I don’t hate anything or anyone. Although horses creep me out. The are SO big and their heads are enormous and they are so teeth and lip forward…. Not to mention way smarter than they should be. Bonus points for not writing to me about your fishing and hunting escapades. They turn me off and make me uncomfortable. I am VERY vegan.

I am part of the LGBTQIA + community but don’t feel the need to explain my Rainbow to anyone anymore. Again, I am a safe space for you.

Religion is something personal to everyone. I’m agnostic and regardless of the amounts of bible add ins you send me, I won’t be converted. But I do find beauty in our differences and would be willing to have mature conversations about that.

I love to trade anything that fits in an envelope. Stickers, friendship books, notecards, whatever. I love exchanging packages as well. I like deciding on themes on a pal by pal basis. I once had a pal that exchanged granny squares with me so we had a matching blanket in the end.

I’d love to go on a penpal tour one day and visit pals across the world. I met a pal who survived the attack on the twin towers years ago. I find pals fascinating.

I sew and make clothes as well. My favorite thing to make are maxi skirts. My favorite one is a bright shiny metallic gold.

I recently started making my own paper from penpal letters (not my beloved swaps ❀️), junk mail/extra copies of bills. I press my own flowers and use them in my paper. It brings me such joy. I add in things like glitter and mica pieces, yarn, twine, etc…

I recently found myself looking after bees that my son had been taking care of. He bought a house recently next door but didn’t want to disturb them. They are so happy. I’ve been learning a lot about it. I love bees very much. 🐝.

I love love and hearts. I wrote a book on Love Leadership. I live my life and navigate through all my decisions through a lens of love.

To make it easy: Likes: mushrooms πŸ„ , bees 🐝, peacocks 🦚, cannabis images πŸͺ΄- (don’t judge me 😜), rainbows 🌈 , metallic gold ⭐️, hearts ❀️ , willow trees!!!, all the trees, love and joy images πŸ₯°, pride paraphernalia πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ, vegan images πŸ₯‘, snails 🐌, anything sparkly and colorful β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ§‘πŸ–€πŸ€Ž, roller skating πŸ›Ό, dried flowers πŸ’ , vinyl stickers πŸ¦„, moon and stars ⭐️ πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜πŸŒ‘πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ” , zodiac (Cancer) πŸ¦€β™‹οΈ , ocean theme πŸŒ…, jellyfish πŸ¦‘ (sort of), succulents 🌡, fern 🌿, 4 leaf clovers πŸ€, gardenias πŸͺ·, petunias 🌺, calla lilys 🌸, makeup πŸ’„, true crime shows πŸ‘©β€βœˆοΈ, music🎡 , instruments 🎸, cats 🐈, dogs πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί, mostly all animals but horses πŸ¦”, rabbits πŸ‡, fruit πŸ‘, images of snails 🐌, making my bed every morning πŸ›οΈ, gel pens πŸ–ŠοΈ, making homemade paper πŸ“œ, our family picture 🌎, yoga pants, live music 🎷, swimming πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ , windy days 🌬️, smoochesπŸ’‹, lover of everything.

Dislikes: (sorry, I just do) Horses 🐴 , slimy things, fishing 🎣, hunting 🦌, hate 🀬, deception πŸ€₯, abandonment 🏚️, rotten food in my fridge 🀒, stepping on Lego’s barefoot 🦢, cats peeing in my plants πŸͺ΄- how dare they!, return mail for not enough postage πŸ’Œ, disappointing myself πŸ₯Έ, pain and suffering of others 😫

Ratings

mejulia rated for Note Card pen pals swap 1 on Apr 10, 2024
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Comment: Your wonderful notecard and note arrived today, April 10, 2024. It was postmarked July 24, 2023. Wonder where the note has been all this time.
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Nov 22, 2023
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Comment: Thank you
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Hunnybee rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Nov 5, 2023
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SnailMailSvet rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Nov 4, 2023
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Comment: Oh my goodies!!! Thank you for the lovely swap!!!
JustSmurfie rated for CAN YOU FIND IT #6 on Nov 3, 2023
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Comment: Love the glow in the dark postcard!
lunatenchi rated for My Pen Pal Intro Letter on Nov 2, 2023
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lunatenchi rated for Smile In Your Mailbox #2 on Oct 30, 2023
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Comment: Aspect here. I love your purrate outfit! I like to meow in mombe face at 3 AM, too. I want CUDDLES. Now! Right meow! Mombe must hold me and I be little spoon!
ayahsantos rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #356 on Oct 23, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much!! Take Care always!
ayahsantos rated for Letter To 2 Partners #10 on Oct 23, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much!! Take Care always!
Briarstitch84 rated for CAN YOU FIND IT #7 on Oct 21, 2023
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Comment: Got it! Thanks. It had some trouble arriving because the address was written vertically along with stamp. I learned that when I tried mailing letters written vertically ;)
Vanna rated for Rainbow Mail #4 on Oct 20, 2023
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ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Oct 18, 2023
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thevmatt rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Oct 16, 2023
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Pcescareno rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Oct 16, 2023
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Comment: Loved everything thank you 😊
gillman rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Oct 16, 2023
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Comment: Thank you!
LisaRea rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Oct 11, 2023
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pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Oct 11, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the fun goodies! Love the bear on your return address label - so cute!
Honeybee203 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Oct 10, 2023
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OrigamiGrace on Sep 8, 2023:

firdya

from CPG!

Aleesha on Jul 20, 2023:

Hi Willow! I received a reply letter from you today for the Peacock themed swap that I sent you. Thank you so much - it was a nice unexpected surprise in my mailbox. Loved the beautifully decorated envelope as well - excited to add it to my happy mail binder! - Aleesha (aleesha)

QuynhThy on Jul 10, 2023:

Hi Willow,

Thank you for sending back a card even though you didn't have to! I really love it. I adore the Taurus tea sticker. My name is actually pronounced Tee/Tea, it's a Vietnamese name, which is where I and my family are from! Hope you run into you again!

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