The Pen-pal Journey of Mya and Sam {COLLAB W/ Sam}

Hey! Today I’m posting a collab by me and the lovely Sam!

In the P.O.V. of Sam

I opened up the random generator on my computer, and copied all the names of my contest entries into the program. Whoever’s name was randomly chosen when I pressed ‘Generate Winner’ would be the winner of my contest.

I sucked in a breath and pressed generate. I squeezed my eyes shut and then opened them to see who the winner was.

“Hey, the winner is Mya!” I exclaimed. We had been blogging friends for a few months, but I hadn’t expected her to be chosen.

After emailing her to get her address, I hurried to address an envelope with her name. I was very excited, because this was my first time hosting a giveaway!

I dropped a small note that I wrote into the envelope and hesitated before adding Twila’s signature at the bottom.

And finally, I put in the dress she had won.

Then, I went to put the envelope in the mailbox, not realizing what a journey this one letter would bring.


One week later

One week later, I ran into my room with a smile on my face. I had received a letter from Mya in return, and was excited to see what it said.

I plopped down on the floor and got ready to read it.

I read the letter and smiled. Getting mail from an online friend was pretty fun!

I wrote a letter in response, asking the question, “Do you want to be pen-pals?”.

Finally, I finished the letter and sent it off.

I decided to tape her letter on the wall, and if she wanted to be pen-pals, I would display her letters there.

Just a week later, I received a letter in the mail from Mya. She wanted to be pen-pals! I smiled. I had a real pen-pal!

After being pen-pals for over two years, we took our friendship to another level and began filming videos of ourselves opening each other’s packages and letters.

“Thanks for the package, Mya!” I said. Then I stopped the video.

I uploaded the video to my laptop and emailed it to her.

To this day, two years later, we still send each other letters, emails, and videos. We hope to meet up this summer, and our lives have been changed by this friendship that began with two girls who loved blogging about their dolls.

Did you like it? This is the story of Samantha and I’s friendship! Check out her blog for the next part!