What you are looking for in a penpal?


Name:  Jojo I
Age: 32
Location:  California, USA

Diagnosis:  Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, ADD, Agoraphobia, Self-harming, and Possibly Bipolar II (currently re-evaluating prior diagnosis with doctor)

Interests/Hobbies:  Music, Nature, Camping, Fishing, Food, The Performing Arts, Friendship, Animals, Reading when I can, and Trying (usually failing :P) to play the Sitar

Music:  The Beatles (HUGE FAN), Pink Floyd, Coldplay, Alanis Morissette, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Sarah McLachlan, Ravi Shankar, Cat Stevens, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Neil Young, Incubus, John Denver, Adele, Jason Mraz, Ben Harper, Death Cab for Cutie, Some Country Music, and much more, I like a little bit of everything.  

TV Shows/Movies:  The Tudors, Looking, Nurse Jackie, Six Feet Under, True Blood, Game of Thrones, Time of Death, John Adams, Dexter, Homeland, Californication, Masters of Sex, The Big C, The Borgias, United States of Tara, The White Queen, Documentaries, Beauty and the Beast, Practical Magic, Legends of the Fall, Last of the Mohicans, Dracula, Tombstone, and on, and on, and on…

What you are looking for in a penpal?  Someone to talk to, honestly.  I semi-recently moved to California and am having trouble getting out and making new friends, compounded by being a stay-at-home mom. Someone who can share experiences and someone I can support and receive support from who will never judge.  Mental Illness can be an isolating and lonely disease, and I’m trying to mitigate it for myself and for others too, if I can.  


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