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Hello there dear reader! ^-^)/
My name is Maksim. I have been writing letters to people from around the world ever since I can remember, and I love every aspect of it.
I get a kick out of checking my mailbox every day. That's because I know the letter I receive will be packed with insights about peoples lives, languages and culture. That each letter is an opportunity to broaden my horizons.
Writing letters gives me time to re-think, organize and structure my thoughts before laying them out on paper. This slower way of communicating is like an oasis in a desert of instant communication. Not getting interrupted gives people the permission to open thenselves up more and creates a more honest channel. The fact that someone had to invest time and energy into crafting and sending a letter makes me feel important and listened to.
I am naturally shy and introverted, but penpalling helped me get over my shyness and gave me a chance to meet people from around the world. People I would otherwise never cross paths with.
There is one friendship I am particularly proud of. One that goes two or three years back. One that lead to us meeting in person after so many years of exchanging letters ^-^
These letters & stamps are physical means of capturing that present moment, to which you can come back to and read years later.
This was my attempt to put in words what penpalling is for me.
I am so lucky to have had a chance to meet so many amazing people and form such strong bonds. But I would be even more happy if more people could do so too. Since I am a programmer in love with penpalling, confined by quarantine, noticing the need for this all around me... I decided to put my projects on hold and to build a website where people can meet penpals easily all over the world. The website i still in active development and will be for a long time.
But most importantly, I built GetAPenPal with all these points in mind.
From the ground up, the website is made to facilitate thoughtful conversations and meaningful friendships.
If this sounds interesting to you and you would like to join our small but growing community, then feel free to sign up! :)
Thanks for your time!