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So I jumped on the bandwagon. lol
I went ahead and created a facebook so I can better communicate with you guys outside of letters. If you’d like, feel free to add me!

http://www.facebook.com/skiye333

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Quick Update

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a fabulous day! I just wanted to stop in for a quick update. It’s well over-due. I’m going to be making a video soon with more information.

First and foremost, I am completely in over my head in mail. I haven’t written back anyone since February 2016 and I feel like a complete jerk. However, my excuse is, I’ve been pursuing my education in Cosmetology since that time. I’m officially out on the clinic floor working on clients. It’s pretty scary, but I’ve learned I love to cut hair.

Soon I am going to try and get back into letter writing and start replying to everyone. So bare with me as I try to get caught up in the coming months. Again, I should have a video up that’s more in depth soon.

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Dear Penpals & Followers:

First off, Hi! I know, it’s been a while…

A big change happened on February 26th. I started Cosmotology School! I didnt know I could just start whenever, i thought i had to wait until August! I’m loving it so far. I feel like I’m in my element and I’m finally happy. If I keep good attendance, I should graduate in November of this year.

That being said, I’m extremely overwhelmed and busy with school and homework; and I have a stack of 30 or so letters on my desk to reply to. So… I have decided to take this time off from writing letters. I’m not sure if I will continue writing letters after I graduate. It was a hobby for me while I was out of work for the past year. If I do decide to continue, I will start by replying to letters in the order they were received.

I would like to take this time to thank all of my penpals and loyal followers for your letters, likes, and comments. Thank you for your continued patience during this time.

Blessings to you and your family this year,

-Skiye

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Very productive day!

I didn’t sleep a wink last night. I’ve been up since 11AM yesterday and running high on energy! I’ve gotten so much done today! I wrote 6 letters this morning starting at 4AM, then drew 3 names on postcrossing and filled out & mailed those postcards; THEN this afternoon, I replied to 2 MORE letters! So tomorrow I only have 4 letters left to reply to and I’ll be all caught up! YESSSSS! *happy dance*

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So I have a total of 16 Month in Review Zines to include in my next replies to all my penpals. If you don’t get one by February 1st, and you would like one, please feel free to let me know! Don’t forget to check out the new SUBMIT YOUR OPINION Page after you get your Zine so you can comment and vote on the poll! The page will be up officially this Wednesday. I also decided I liked all the mail tags I get SO MUCH, that I should make my own! Those will also be going in with reply letters starting tomorrow.

I really got creative today; even with no sleep! I just hope someone appreciates my hard work & dedication. Lol

Keep checking back so you don’t miss anything! See you in the Post!

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Question Time: What makes a good penpal?

To follow my New Year’s Resolution of being a better penpal this year, I’d like your opinion! What are your penpal guidelines? What’s the best thing about your favorite penpal’s letters? What do you think makes a good penpal? Please share your opinion in the comment section below!

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Dear Loyal Viewers & Penpals:

So I’m doing a cool new thing! After careful consideration and a suggestion from one of my newer penpals, I’m creating a monthly Mini-Zine that will be distributed to all my penpals, friends, & family at the end of each month. It will contain a few different categories and I’m looking to add another category that I’m unsure of at this time. So far, the categories are as follows: Tea of the Month, Artist (band) of the Month, Movie/Film of the Month, & Book of the Month. At the beginning of February when all the January Zine’s are mailed out and distributed, a new page will be added to my blog, titled: “Submit your opinion!” where you can submit your ideas for categories or a recommendation on what you would like to see as Tea, Artist, Movie, or Book of the month. At the bottom there will also be a poll where you can vote on what your favorite category was from the recent Zine issue. I’m really looking forward to doing this as it’s a new way to interact with my penpals and blog subscribers, and it’s a new, creative outlet for me to share my opinion (since we all know, I LOVE sharing my opinion!). 😉 So that’s the end of topic 1!

I also made a New Years Resolution this year. I’m hoping it will go better than last years! Last year I wanted to write in my journal every day for a year; that lasted until about April! I actually haven’t touched it since November! Anyway, my New Years Resolution this year is to be a better penpal, blogger, and to frequently make YouTube videos. To be a better penpal, I must stop taking such long breaks! I noticed I took a long break from mail in April & May (when I quit my job and was struggling with depression), July – September, and November & December. This really bothers me. Not only because when I come back from my break I have a pile of 30+ letters to reply to, but I feel like it’s a lost connection with my dear penpals… Sure, I can update them in a letter about the past few months happenings; but I feel like it’s only common courtesy to write back within weeks of someone’s letter! I also noticed both this blog and my personal blog and being immensely neglected. While I haven’t been up to much, that’s no excuse not to update my personal blog weekly! I also feel that even though THIS blog is mainly mail related, it should also be updated with something other than mail once per week. So I’m going to try to work on both of those things, along with putting out a new YouTube video once per month. If you have any suggestions/ideas on what you would like me to make a video about, please don’t hesitate to let me know! What was your New Years Resolution?

I think that’s about it for me! I hope you are all doing fabulous, you had a great holiday season, and a great 2015! Here’s to a superb 2016 filled with happiness, fun, and our snail friends! *CHEERS!*

 

-Skiye

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Mini Vlog & Best Friends Tag Video

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Holiday postcards

Going out today. Haven’t been catching up on my mail at all. :/ Hopefully I’ll get back into it starting next week. Everyone have a Happy Holiday!

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