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Overview

  • 3 References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • student
  • not nearly done yet
  • From Lawrence, Kansas, USA
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

being patient but trying not to wait

PHILOSOPHY

a work in progress

a few quotes that I've adopted from others:

"Now I confess to being a nature lover. Of course I am a nature lover -only a fool could not be- nature being our mother, our father, our bride, our wife, our source of life, sustenance of all well-being, final repository of our bones."
-Edward Abbey

"People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering."
-St. Augustine

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm hoping to couchsurf when traveling around France in early May. I'm also dreaming about couchsurfing far and wide in the indefinite future, and then hosting when I get a chance.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None so far- can't wait to start!

Interests

backpacking, early morning runs, late night strolls, playing piano, reading, current events, ballroom dancing, evolution, traveling, climbing mountains, getting to know people

  • dancing
  • ballroom dancing
  • gardening
  • reading
  • traveling
  • piano
  • backpacking
  • rock climbing
  • rivers
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Books- Cat's Cradle, Beloved, Ishmael, 100 Years of Solitude, Le Petit Prince, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Siddhartha, Very Far Away From Anywhere Else, Jitterbug Perfume

Music- Paul Simon, Belle and Sebastian, Claude Debussy, Regina Spektor. Others too, but I'm looking for more, and open to suggestions!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The Milky Way from 9,000 feet above sea level.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can make a mean apple pie...

I'd like to learn how to grow a vegetable garden.

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Italy, Norway

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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