Date Joined: February 17, 2021
Last Online: August 23, 2021
Birthday: March 23
Country: United States
I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota and have lived in the Midwest for the last seven years. I'm originally from Washington state and have plans to move back there eventually (those trees! that ocean! Starbucks!). I live with my dog, Lola (IG: @granola_lola ; she loves to bark to squirrels and is scared of basically everything on the planet (we're working on it). In my free time, I love to find a new lake and walk around it with Lola, all while playing Pokemon Go and taking photos of unique scenery. I also knit (slowly) and have taken up puzzles with COVID keeping me at home a lot. I'm also teaching myself how to use watercolors, which is a true test of patience. I work at a university and work directly with students living on-campus.
I've been writing to penpals consistently for 5+ years (off-and-on since I was a kid) and enjoy swapping goodies with them along with our letters, so Swap-Bot seemed like a fun thing to get involved in! Snail mail brings me joy and I love sending things to folks - happy mail is the best mail!
Things I Enjoy - knitting - drinking tea - my dog (and all animals, really) - plants - adventuring to new places & traveling - board games - Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pokemon, Lord of the Rings - Social Justice, Equity work, Black Lives Matter (I'm pretty darn liberal, so you can send me anything connected to liberal stuff)
Stationery things I love and use - washi tapes! Any and all kinds, but I love solid colors and floral patterns - Cute animals! I love kawaii sorts of items, as well as realistic animal items (stickers, stationery papers) - Blank labels - Airmail items - Pages from books (old books, dictionaries, song books, etc.) - Neutral toned paper (ivory, brown, peach, etc.) for decorating my journal - Little scrap pieces of paper of patterns, solid colors, anything! - Random postcards that I can use for Postcrossing - Lisa Frank or replica items - The 80s! CareBears, Rainbow Bright - Sanrio - Witchy vibes (gemstones, black cats, herbs, dark color moods, etc.) - Halloween!
Things I don't often use or prefer - Scrapbook stickers (3D) - Planner stickers or pages - Christian items (I'm not religious, so most religious items won't get used by me)
If I've ever put too little postage on an envelope to you, let me know! I'd like to send you either postage to use (US only) or something else to make up for you having to pay for it!