About me: Merhaba! In 2020 I will turn 40, and the older I get, the less I care about my exact aging process; I didn't used to tell people my exact age :) I am originally from the US (Michigan), but I live permanently in Turkey with my Turkish husband and I am very proud to have gained Turkish citizenship!! I spent a looooong decade working for the Turkish government as an English language editor, but then I decided that I wanted a serious change before turning 40, so I quit my state job and I bought a tiny little home in a weird little Black Sea province and everything has been amazing since then. Dear friends: Life is short; follow your dreams. Run away to somewhere weird, and never look back!
I've also spent time living and/or studying in Arkansas, Indiana, Wisconsin, California (my profile photo is from Laguna Beach, from the morning my now-husband proposed to me there!), Russia, and England... but I obviously love Turkey most. :)
I work as a --now freelance!-- editor of scientific publications, and I spend most of my free time cooking (vegan food!), reading, running, exploring Turkey, drinking huge amounts of tea, and writing postcards and letters. Life is awesome.
Please feel free to write me in any of the languages listed above. I can read them all comfortably, even if I am usually too lazy to write in them myself. :)
About postcards: I appreciate ANYTHING you send me!! But my favorites are touristic cards or typical "view" cards. My favorite favorites are views of religious buildings, views of special historical sites, views of lovely nature, or cards somehow related to local food or markets. I also collect science-related postcards to display on my pin-board at work!
Private swaps are always welcome, but I usually only answer my Postcrossing messages on the weekends, so please don't worry or take offense if my reply seems to be slow.