I had looked on-line for how to find snail mail penpals, but most of the websites seemed to be more of a dating site than a site to meet a penpal. Then I found www.globalpenfriends.com. I posted a quick profile of myself and what I was looking for, and then pretty much forgot I had done so.
A few days later, I received a message from a woman in Germany. Her name is Kathi, she's about my age, and lives in the town of Kellmunz. I received my first letter from her a few weeks ago.
I think not only have I completed one of my goals, but I'm pretty sure my 10 year old self would be thrilled by the fact that I have a penpal in another country.