carolreader(or Carol) is a member from United States of America . She has been a member for over 6 years (2471 days).
I spend a lot of time Postcrossing, for several reasons. First, I have always loved to get mail! In fact, my family leaves the mailbox for me – so when I come home from work in the evening, I often have a nice surprise. Secondly, I love to send cards as much as I do receiving them. I look at the recipient’s profile and try to pick the perfect card – sometimes it’s tough! (Sorry if I don’t pick the right card for you!) Third, I really enjoy the great people I’ve met, both through official exchanges, and on the Forum. If you haven’t checked out the Forum yet, please do!
I am now 62 years old, and find it a little hard to believe. Fitness is very important to me, and one of my joys in life is distance running. In the last seven years I’ve run seven marathons (running my first one at age 54). But I've slowed down a bit lately, and am now running mostly half marathons. I love 6 am runs in the cold, dark mornings. I work a stressful job,and I have family responsibilities (don't most of us!) The days are packed!
Postcards? I used to say, “Send something that you yourself would enjoy receiving”. I still think that’s good advice, though sometimes I wonder… But I’m sure you’d like more direction than that. I always do. I hate to list a lot of preferences, because someone could send me something that I never would have imagined I’d like.
So, it you want to know what I like, look at my favorites. I’ve received a lot of tourist cards, so they are not always my favorites. I love fantasy and science fiction; animals, in particular, birds; modern art; strange, bizarre, and unusual cards. But I will truly treasure whatever you want to send!
P.S. I'm not extremely interested in swaps. If you write requesting a swap, and I'm too busy, I may not answer. Please don't be offended.
P.S.S. Try this - it's fun (and hard for us here too!):