I’ve received so many letters and mail since I last posted. There have been lots of letters and swaps through my mail lately. It’s been wonderful. Four have been from pen pals, and all the rest are swaps from swap-bot.com. I especially loved the stamp from my new Canadian pen pal.
I’ve received my first letter response. It’s from a woman who lives in the United Kingdom. For the purpose of this blog, we will call her Abbey*. I am so excited. We are actually really similar people, and I think we will write many letters in the future. Since it was a first letter, we spoke of simple get to know you things like: books, pets, jobs, and knitting. She’s a better knitter than I am. Her stationery is better than my first letter because I used loose paper or legal pad paper for most of my first letters. I figured why waste the good stuff if I’m not even sure if they’ll respond, yet. I’m so happy because it’s everything I wanted a letter from a pen pal to be. A personal note expressing their life in a way that only a letter can.
I’m going to write her back now. Post about it soon.
* I will change all names of the people I write to and receive mail from. This is for their privacy and mine.