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Date Joined: December 15, 2010
Last Online: January 18, 2016
Birthday: April 21, 1991
Country: United States

About Me

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!

Favorite Music

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.

Favorite Books

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.).

Favorite Movies

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.

Favorite Television

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.

Favorite Crafts

I'm not the craftiest person ever, but I enjoy decorating my mail, photography, coloring, meditative drawing, and occasionally dabbling in other things.

Things I Love

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.

Favorite Quotes

"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.”-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

"I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’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

Swappery Wishlist

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.


Moonlight1978 rated for Germany meets America... #4 on Mar 13, 2016
Hollycarole92 rated for Drunken Penpal Swap on Feb 13, 2016
Comment: This was never marked sent, you haven't been online in almost a month and have not read my PM.
Kelsea999 rated for Christmas Cards Swap on Jan 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful typography Christmas card! Also, your envelope is adorable, and you are awesome for using a bat-man stamp! :D
brightside13 rated for Christmas Cards Swap on Dec 27, 2015
Comment: Hi Jocelyn! Thank you for the nice Christmas card! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas this year, and best wishes for 2016!
Comment: Thanks a lot for the lovely teas! :)
Fabriqueen rated for Folded Postcard Swap on Dec 23, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter.We will be home for Christmas and travel around the middle of January, Have a wonderful Christmas! Hugs, Diane
EvaIzzy rated for Folded Postcard Swap on Dec 21, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the folded postcard! I didn't make my own, I ordered mine from a Dutch webshop.
jesslynne rated for Christmas Cards Swap on Dec 17, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the card! I love the decorated envie! Merry Christmas! <3
emilynhr rated for Christmas Cards Swap on Dec 15, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the card! Merry Christmas!
grannysimpson rated for Christmas Cards Swap on Dec 10, 2015
RNRISLOVE rated for Christmas Cards Swap on Dec 10, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card.
gmastubby rated for Christmas Cards Swap on Dec 9, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. We must be neighbor's sort of. I am 4 miles from SC .
aralyn rated for Interest Me no. 30 on Dec 7, 2015
kayebubbly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed? 3! on Dec 7, 2015
Comment: cool card thank u!
Comment: such a cool card! thank you! :)
stiffneck78 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed? 3! on Dec 4, 2015
Comment: Great postcard! Thank you.
jesslynne rated for Postcrossing Obsessed? 3! on Dec 3, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the great kitty PC! Love the quote! <3
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed? 3! on Dec 3, 2015
Comment: I hope to travel to Japan someday.
Jamini rated for Newbie-friendly postcard swap on Dec 2, 2015
Comment: What a beautiful view! Thank you so much

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sassafrass on Nov 3, 2015:

If you ever get your 1's resolved to active members here, please feel free to re-apply to International Small Swaps. I know sometimes life can throw us curve balls, but we need to do our best to deal with them. I wish you luck!

naturenerd3 on Feb 11, 2011:

Heads up! A reply to your new year pen pal hello is on its way!

blockstar on Jan 26, 2011:

Thank you for joining my bucket list swap :)

kayleena on Jan 23, 2011:

Yes I did, I wrote back to you, hopefully you will get it in the next few mail days...

katara on Jan 7, 2011:

a very much for the letter you sent me (I feel like writing about...). I'll definitely be responding! Hoping we can become penpals!

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