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I am generally a chatty person and really enjoy meeting new people, learning about them, their values, beliefs, goals, and thoughts! (That is a good thing, considering I work with people all day long, every day!)
Traveling is super cool and one of my priorities in life! I pretty much spend all of my extra money traveling around - whether it be with volunteering, with family, friends, or alone - No matter how, why or when it is always a good experience to learn more about myself and about others!
At home I spend a lot of time exercising - I like to be active: running, cycling, swimming, blading, skiing, walking, hiking, backpacking, anything at all, really!! I like to be busy, so I also spend time creating new projects and goals for myself (I am currently learning how to paint and am taking piano lessons!)...being busy is awesome!
This is a hard one. I believe that it is important to seize the day and take every opportunity that comes my way! Pretty cliché, I realize - but it is cliché for a reason, because it is true! I also think that it is important to try one thing every day that scares you! You know, something new or different! It keeps life interesting and provides personal goals and reasons for living and continuing to contribute to society!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I haven't tried this before, but I am really excited to get the chance to meet new, and interesting people in different countries! One of the best parts about traveling is to meet so many like-minded people, so this seems like the ideal oppportunity for that!
This is my first experience with CouchSurfing and I am excited to see how it goes! I have only heard good things, so I don't expect anything less than WONDERFUL experiences!
Traveling, reading, school, people, talking, painting, taking pictures, scrapbooking, eating, sports... I think I created a more detailed picture above! :)
Music, Movies, and Books
I love books! I pretty much have my own personal library! Reading classics is really fun because they have a nice message to them, typically! I enjoy Bronte, Dickens, Shakespeare...as well as all of those current books like Harry Potter and that Twilight series! I will try to read anything once - at least!
I am also pretty open to most kinds of music! If I can hear the lyrics, I am happy 'cause I like to be able to sing along! I have music in many different languages, whether it be a language I understand or not! I think music relays interesting and useful information...
I am not quite as up on movies as other people...I watch a few 'chick flicks' here and there, but not many movies!!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
-Climbed the Eiffel Tower
-Seen Niagra Falls
-Descended the Grand Canyon on a mule!
-Seen the Taj Mahal
-Hiked at night to the top of an inactive volcano to see the sun rise
-Walked on empty beaches at night in the stars to save turtles
-Helped disabled adults spread the joy of Christmas
-Backpacked the 75Km West Coast Trail twice
Teach, Learn, Share
Although I haven't done any CouchSurfing as of yet, I anticipate that it will be an excellent international ressource to make the world (increasingly) smaller! Travel helps to increase people's appreciation for other cultures, beliefs, and values and it is with this appreciation that people will begin to accept others for who they are - thus (hopefully) eliminating stereotypes and conflict! Understanding of others can only help things in the long run!
Countries I’ve Visited
Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Spain, Switzerland, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In