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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2014
  • Being awesome
  • BA in Anthropology
  • From Born in North Carolina, raised in San Diego
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

East Coast to West Coast. :)

ABOUT ME

In my mid-20s, looking to stretch my legs and get to know the world a little better. I've had my nose stuck in a book for so long, it's time to get outside and experience the things I've read and dreamt about! I'm a wannabe farmer, love baking, love to sing, love dancing (especially folk dances), I enjoy hiking, and though I'm a bit cautious sometimes, I can also be a little bit of a thrill-seeker.

PHILOSOPHY

"We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us." Charles Bukowski

I'm a timid creature, but that need not prevent me from enjoying life and going after what I want. You only live once.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

At the moment, I'm just traveling across the country.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted couchsurfers with my roommates while in college and it was always a good time. One of my favorite experiences was when we hosted a couple from the UK around the 4th of July (ironic?). We talked of travels around the world and they showed me an awesome hand-drawn map of Chile and where to find Chilean penguins.

Interests

Knitting, baking, gardening/farming, dancing, singing, hiking, sheep, cats, horses, writing, reading, camping, thru hikes, adventure, soccer, homebrews, yoga, anthropology, gift economies, permaculture

  • cats
  • horses
  • writing
  • books
  • singing
  • dancing
  • beer
  • baking
  • yoga
  • drinking
  • gardening
  • reading
  • traveling
  • knitting
  • hiking
  • camping
  • soccer
  • anthropology
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Zoe Keating, the Decemberists, System of a Down, Iron & Wine, Alt J, Jewel, Janis Joplin, Radio Moscow, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd
Movies: Serenity, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring & The Two Towers, Il Postino
Books: Walden, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Harry Potter series, Howl

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Um....well, I don't know. I wouldn't consider anything I've done up to this point to be particularly amazing. I guess I've walked a 4 hour round trip to the beach?

Teach, Learn, Share

I really like the idea of a Couchsurfing University. I suppose some skills I could share are baking, gluten-free baking and very basic knitting. And gardening. Can't forget that.
Some things I'd be interested in are learning more about permaculture, a language other than English, and new dances.

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