Date Joined: December 15, 2010
Last Online: January 18, 2016
Birthday: April 21, 1991
Country: United States
IMPORTANT NOTE: I was on swap-bot for awhile in 2010-2011 and really enjoyed it. However, in the spring of 2011, I was going through a really rough time in my personal life, and neglected sending mail (including through this website). Sadly, this means I flaked on a handful of swaps here - I hate to be that person, and I have now contacted those people to try and make up for it, 4 years later. I understand there's only so much I can do, but I wanted to try. I'd really appreciate if this wonderful community could give me a second chance. I'm doing much better now, and I miss the days of sending and receiving happy mail!
I'm Jocelyn. I'm 24 and just moved back to my hometown for the first time as an adult - it's been interesting, seeing such a familiar place from a new perspective! It's a cool city, though, and while I don't intend to stay forever, I'm happy for now.
My hobbies include traveling, reading, taking MOOCs, wandering aimlessly, competing in bar trivia nights, drinking tea in the daytime and wine at night (or vice versa sometimes), writing letters, thrifting, watching more television than is good for me, debating public policy issues with random people I meet in bars, volunteering for several different community organizations, cooking and eating delicious vegetarian food, learning about awesome women in history that I should have known about sooner, and people watching.
My favorite punctuation mark is the semicolon, closely followed by the ampersand and the Oxford comma.
I'm always interested in learning what other people do for a living, since I still don't know what I want to be when I "grow up." Been a legal adult for years, but I don't feel like one!
My favorite music spans genres from country to rap to Hindi pop to Broadway soundtracks to techno to indie rock to punk. Whatever's good, really.
Right now, some of the artists on my playlist in most frequent rotation are The Band Perry, Oren Lavie, Bad Company, Eminem, Ella Henderson, Amy Winehouse, Donora, Automatic Loveletter, A Fine Frenzy, P!nk, Streetlight Manifesto, They Might Be Giants, The Honorary Title, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Matchbox Twenty, MIA, Shakira, MGMT, Adele, Ella Eyre, Emeli Sande, Imagine Dragons, Bastille, The Civil Wars, and Four Tet.
I like travel books (Ayun Halliday, Rolf Potts, David Lida), young adult books (Sarah Dessen, John Green, Maureen Johnson, Scott Westerfeld, Gabrielle Zevin, David Levithan), whimsical fantasy novels (Clive Barker's "Abarat"), dystopian books (the Giver, Delirium by Lauren Oliver), children's books (Roald Dahl, Harriet the Spy, A Wrinkle In Time, Nancy Drew, Harry Potter), and many more. I also like reading nonfiction related to my academic interests (modern political history, history of activist movements, etc.).
Lord of the Rings, Juno, Stardust, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Harry Potter, Saved!, Little Miss Sunshine, Whip It, Mulan, Josie and the Pussycats, Rent, Matilda, Across The Universe, (500) Days of Summer.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pushing Daisies, One Tree Hill, iZombie, Shameless, Party Down, Heroes, Firefly, Veronica Mars, Boy Meets World, Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Empire, The 100, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Orphan Black.
I'm not the craftiest person ever, but I enjoy decorating my mail, photography, coloring, meditative drawing, and occasionally dabbling in other things.
books, community art projects, penpalling, music, photography, flowers, London, good vegetarian food, travel, psychology, intersectional feminism, web design, people-watching, sociology, politics, being in motion, PostSecret, graffiti/street art, bright colors, avocados, animal rights, polaroids, Harry Potter, spontaneity, Maya Angelou, quotes, notebooks, summertime, adventures, poetry, the sky, archaeology, the ocean, grilled cheese sandwiches, sunshine, vintage things, stationery, big cities, philosophy, comparative theology, wandering, autumn leaves, human rights, late nights, good conversation, and imagination.
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."-St Augustine
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.â€-Marcel Proust
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."-Mark Twain
"Iâ€™m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, Iâ€™m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you canâ€™t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell donâ€™t deserve me at my best."-Marilyn Monroe
"It's your choice, Ace. People can live a hundred years without really living for a minute. You climb up here with me, it's one less minute you haven't lived." Later: "That was a once in a lifetime experience!" "Only if you want it to be."-Logan and Rory, Gilmore Girls
"At this moment there are 6,470,818,671 people in the world. Some are running scared. Some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day. Others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men, at war with good. And some are good, struggling with evil. Six billion people in the world. Six billion souls. And sometimes-all you need is one."-One Tree Hill
"Perception depends on how you see, not just what you see. You know, white light contains all the colors of the rainbow, but you'd never know it unless you change the way you look at it."-Joan of Arcadia
"Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to."-Sylvia Plath
books, lettersets, handmade envelopes, writing paper, pens, stickers, postcards, notecards, journals, memo pads, jewelry, scrapbook papers, foreign magazines, old photos/polaroids, foreign advertising postcards, fruit teas, hot chocolate, spanish-language anything, paint sample chips, washi/deco tape, ephemera.
I love postcards, written and stamped please! My favorite types are non-touristy postcards. Have something a little weird, creative, or different? Send it my way! I collect postcards with quotes on the front, portraits of famous people, maps of public transit systems, and vintage reprints (or actual vintage cards, of course).
For any food-related swaps, please know that I am a vegetarian (but not vegan, I do eat eggs and dairy).
Not a huge fan of cartoon-y cutesy kawaii type things most of the time.