I love this swap so much. I'm glad this was my first one. Anyway here are four I've received over the last couple of days:
In black: "Par-a-mour n. An illicit lover, especially that of a married person."
In red: "DAD, I TOLD ALL MY FRIENDS ABOUT YOUR AFFAIR! I TRUST THEM!"
To the sender: I'm very sorry for what you're going through. I hope things get better and I'm glad you have friends you can trust.
"I FEEL FAT! But I am too lazy to change."
And then written around the card: "weight watchers. jazzercise. jenny craig. curves. Besides, who has time?!"
I understand this. I always tell myself I'm going to start eating healthier and start working out and all that but then I get caught up in work and school and everything and I lose my ambition. Maybe we should try to help each other be less lazy!
"I'M still afraid of THE Dark... and I'm 30 years old!"
Hey, that's okay! I sleep with a night light on because I don't like waking up in the middle of the night to pitch darkness. So, you're not alone!
On the front: "I did this in 10th grade. I told myself I needed to feel the pain I caused, that it was a cry for help, etc. Really I was just bored, curious, and wanted to be messed up."
On the back: "I still feel like such a poser.
This one got torn up a little bit in the mail. And I don't know if everyone can tell, because even for me the picture was somewhat hard to make out, it's a picture of a scar on the person's hip. This card made me really sad. As someone who has battled with depression and various forms of... shall we call it 'coping mechanisms'... I understand this feeling. But don't feel like a "poser". That's such a stupid word. People do things like that for all kinds of reasons. There is no 'right one' and whatever yours was is just as valid. That being said, it doesn't make it a good thing and I hope that one time was enough to teach you that. I also hope that you are happier with yourself now.
Thanks so much for sharing this with me!
Also to the sender with a best friend who has little time: I know exactly how this feels. Since being in college I rarely see my best friend and I hate it. I try so hard to make time but she always seems to already have plans or obligations. And this really hurts me since I have a hard enough time making close friends not to mention keeping them. Hopefully it will get better. And if it doesn't- I'll be your friend and you can talk to me (anonymously if you want) anytime!