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Amanda Sharp

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Right now, I'm a health coach. I cur...
  • I have a BA in Religious Studies and...
  • From Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To travel, share, learn, and love while keeping life and its priorities all in a worldly perspective

ABOUT ME

I am a strong willed and adventuresome person, always looking for the next opportunity to come knocking. I am a pescatarian, I do not eat meat except for fish. Although, I have a personal rule that I will always try something new once, especially when traveling to new and exotic places. I try my hardest to practice compassion and non-judgement on an everyday basis, always wanting to learn about different perspectives and keeping an open mind to all walks of life. I graduated from Humboldt State in Spring of 2011 and am planning to go into Public Health Policy for Grad school in the next year or so. Learning is very important to me, and I don't see any better way to do this than to travel and meet new people. I have been in a loving relationship for the last three years that has survived because of the "out-of-the-box" theory...let people grow into who they are without reservation or expectation.

PHILOSOPHY

I once stayed with an old woman in an ashram in India. She was about two feet shorter than me and very soft spoken, but she accepted me, this tall, English speaking American female who wore pants to meditation, into her heart like I had never experienced before. She taught me her meditation every morning and made me tea every night from the warm milk we would bring back from the cow sanctuary. She even gave me the sweet thick froth on the top of the pot, easily recognized as the best part. She slept on a wooden slat and rose at 4am everyday to do puja to her preferred goddess, and practiced compassion to everyone she came into contact with. She brought me to the train station when it was time for me to move on and stood by the train holding my hand between the bars on the window while I cried my goodbyes. This small woman, in countless small ways, inspired within me a drive for compassion and integrity that I have been working to adopt as my personal philosophy since the train pulled away.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have not yet had an official CouchSurfing experience, although I have stayed with people abroad before. If seems whenever I go to a new place I find people willing to share their time, space, and kindness with me. thats the beauty of intercultural experiences, you can find people anywhere and everywhere that share in the human experience!

Interests

Reading, yoga, arts'n'crafts, painting, eating, dancing, swimming, philosophy, hiking, travel, wildlife, people watching, poetry, gardening, watching movies, baking, cooking, shoes, learning, quiet time, party time, sleeping in, getting up early, loving, chatting, jokes, hard work, rest.

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