This time, let's welcome Megan from Australia.
1. Please tell us about you!
Hi, I'm Megan a 22 year old law student from Canberra, Australia. I currently work as a legal clerk while I am studying. I love the things that most people do, movies, reading, hanging with my friends, eating out and of course sending and receiving mail.
I started my own blog in October last year and am loving having my own creative outlet. If you would like to check it out the address is Time After Tea. I am constantly amazed by all the wonderful and talented people that I meet through my blog.
I live with my boyfriend who I have been with for three years, and our friend Maddy. As well as our little Guinea Pig Chuckie, who is super cute for a guinea pig.
I love traveling. I was lucky enough to travel around Europe with one of my friends for five weeks last year and had the time of my life. I have also been to Japan when I was 17. The next place on my travel list is Thailand and Vietnam.
I have an amazing family, that are very supportive and loving. My sister is 19 and is studying pharmacy.
I love to get out and try new things and am willing to give anything a go once. Having said that I also love sleeping and need at least 8 hours a night to function.
2. Describe your personality in 10 words!
Energetic, happy, loving, thinker, listener, impatient, laidback, talkative, dreamer, organised.
3. How long have you been penpalling? How did you first start? Tell us about your first penpal!
I first started to pen pal when I was seven when one of my best friends moved 6 hours away. We managed to write letters for a couple of years but slowly moved apart, we're still friends on Facebook.
I then penpalled with my Japanese exchange student but the language barrier made it tough.
It is only in the last 6 months that I have started to penpal with people I haven't meet in real life. Most of my pen pals I have meet through their blog or mine.
4. How many penpals do you have now and where are they from?
At the moment I have about three serious penpals then a few that I write to on and off.
I meet Stephanie through her blog and we just instantly clicked. We have alot in common so it makes it easy to write to her. At the moment we're both trying to lose weight so we give each other constant support through our letters and blog.
Lauren is a new penpal and I only sent her my first letter a few weeks ago and am eagerly waiting a reply.
I also am part of projects such as postcrossing and sendsomething.net.
5. What are your favorite topics to discuss in letters?
I am happy to talk about pretty much anything. Be that politics and religion to love and everyday life. I think if you limit your topics too much you don't get to know your penpal as well. I love people who can recommend great books, movies and places to visit.
6. What are you looking for in a penpal?
Of course someone that I have things in common with but I think it is also important to have differences. I like penpalling with people who can teach me something or express a different point of view. I like people who are constant in their letter writing so that you can develop your relationship rather that hearing from them once every 6 months.
7. What do you like the most about penpalling?
It allows me to meet and speak with people that I wouldn't otherwise get to in my everyday life.
It allows me to be creative. I like to put effort into my letters and make them about more than just the words on the paper.
I also enjoy the friendships that are formed through letter writing.
8. In what language(s) do you correspond?
Unfortunately only English at the moment.
9. What are some of your habits in regards to letter writing?
When I get a letter I usually write back within a couple of days. When I send it though depends on when I have money for postage, being a poor uni student definitely has its disadvantages.
I usually either sit at the kitchen table or in our office when I write my letters. If work is quiet I will sometimes write there too.
10. Has anything strange/funny ever happened to you since you've been penpalling?
Haha not as yet but I will have to keep an eye out.
11. Have you met any of your penpals?
No, I haven't but am definitely not against the idea.
12. Are you currently looking for more penpals?
A big YES! If you are interested in penpalling with me please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Megan, I hope this interview allows you to find new penpals! :)