Date Joined: March 31, 2013
Last Online: February 10, 2018
Birthday: June 20
Country: United States
I LOVE postcards. I started out collecting postcards from anywhere I went or if I knew someone traveling I would ask them to send me one or bring one back :) I love travel and can't always afford to go where i want to go, so postcards allow me to see other parts of the world and get some insight from people who live or have gone there.
I am in my 30's and and am a Registered Nurse. I work in Critical Care at a Level I Trauma Center and I love it. Nursing is not just a job to be but it is a calling and my passion.
I am also a fitness enthusiast and enjoy working out. In 2012 I completed the Tough Mudder - which is a 10+ mile obstacle course. I've also done 5K's and other obstacle courses. I've started yoga and barre this year and enjoy it. I want to master a handstand!
I really enjoy the beach/ocean and I wish New England summers were much longer! I love the hot weather and long days. I enjoy skiing, ice skating and hiking in the winter. I used to enjoy scrap booking but don't have much time recently for it.
I started swapping postcards so that I could expand my collection of cards from around the world. I mostly like cards that show me something about another part of the world. But I do like other, random cards as well! If I get something that doesn't interest me, I just add it to my stash to swap later! I don't mind written on - I do prefer unwritten a little more, either way is a lovely surprise!
I like to learn about other cultures so if you want to tell me about a favorite tradition, something specific about your area of living, lifestyle, education, work life (any nurses?), favorite foods/dishes from where you live....things like that :)
I'd love some cards from the Western US - Montana, California, Hawaii, Washington, Nebraska, Texas, Nevada. Also for international: Australia, New Zealand, Bonaire, Curaco, Panama, Brazil, South Africa, Ireland, Italy, France, Spain, London.
Some other specific likes - Elephants, horses, marine life (dolphins, penguins, whales, exotic fish), monkeys, pandas, dogs, muscle cars, landmarks, historical postcards, landscape, architecture, recipe cards are cool as well! (I love to cook!)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is an old time favorite book of mine. I also really like Rohld Dahl, Stephanie Meyer, John Grisham, Sarah Dessen, Nicholas Sparks. I have also read the 50 Shades series, Harry Potter Series, Twilight Series. I like books that aren't slow. Always looking for reccommendations!
Music has always been a big part of my life and important to me. I feel it helps me relate or cope with things in life and sometimes it helps make life just a little bit sweeter!
You name it and I will listen to it....I like pretty much everything for music - pop, rock, country, metal, very little classical, reggae, hip hop, blues, R&B, Rap. Most of the time I am listening to Alternative.
I really, really enjoy going to concerts and seeing live music in general. I have seen Carrie Underwood, Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Lynard Skynard, Jason Aldean, 50 Cent, Five Finger Death Punch, Boyz II Men, New Kids on the Block (old and new), Paula Abdul, The Smashing Pumpkins, Ashlee Simpson, Social Distortion, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Britney Spears, PCD, Jewel, Rob Thomas (several times!), John Mayer, Stevie Nicks, Chris Young, The Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Aerosmith, Johnny Lang, Joan Jett, Barenaked Ladies, Dave Matthews Band,....on and on. :) I have also had the privilage of meeting several artists - my favorites are probabaly Phil Vassar, Train and Rob Thomas. They were the nicest people - seemed very down to earth.
Britney Spears has always been a favorite artisit of mine although I haven't met her yet - I hope to one day! I'd also like to meet Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and Social Distortion.
I am always interested in new playlists, artists, songs that anyone would like to share! If you have any workout playlists I'd love it!
I swore that by the time I turned 30 I would be in the best shape I had ever been in. In January of 2011 I embarked on attaining that goal and I greatly surpassed what I thought possible. I lost 22 pounds and I completed a 3 mile obstacle course before my 30th birthday and then a 10-12 mile Tough Mudder course shortly after. I remain focused on fitness and eating healthier than I ever have. Like most people, I have encountered a few speed bumps along the way, but that is okay and it happens to everyone along the way! It truly is a lifestyle change to be fit and healthy - dieting does not work for long-term goal minded people.
I've watched a couple of documentaries regarding food and nutrition recently and they were definitely eye-openers. I have been dabbling in the vegan diet for a little while and I am trying to develop better choices on buying fresh and organic when I can and eating less animal proteins (and more sensible portion sizes!). I love trying new vegan/vegetarian recipes and follow a couple of blogs. I am always looking for other fitness enthusiasts to inspire me and am happy to help other people become or remain inspired! I get bored easily so new recipes or fitness routines are welcomed!
I like to send/receive other things in addition to Postcards:
~ Notecards w/envies ~ Recipes ~ Scrapbooking items (papers, stickers, embellishments, ribbons) ~ Recipe Cards ~ Magnets ~ Music Playlists ~ Bookmarks ~ Book/Reading reccomendations ~ Quotes
Things I am not interested in swapping include:
~ New, Unwritten Postcards
~ Map cards from Georgia, Michigan, New York, South Carolina, and Washington. I am missing these from my 50 state collection.
~ I haven't made any ATC's but would love a couple.
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