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To take it all in!
Its not the destination, or the journey but the impulse toward discovery :D Currently I transitioning to the Austin lifestyle after traipsing around the west coast :) and a three year stint in the crazy hustle bustle nonsense that is NYC.
A philosophy I just discovered while on the road and hope to practice. "Keep your heart free from hate; Your mind from worry; Live simply; Expect little; Give MUCH."
"Designers are a passionate lot. We draw on deep, inner wells of creative energy and maintain a sort of naive optimism that our creative energy can not only put food on the table, but also solve the world's problems. But left unchanneled can lead to burnout." :/
"Wrestling with the same old themes of LOVE, FREEDOM & FEAR."
"Sometimes I believe in fate, but the chances we create, always seem to ring more true." - so make them happen
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've been MIA for a bit. The NYC pace got the best of me but trying to recapture the vigor I had my first few years of surfing/hosting because it was a life changing experience!
visited 24 states (48%)Create your own visited map of The United States or Like this? try: Vendian
Art, Photography, Yoga, Dancing of any sort, Tea time!, Hiking, Cooking, Eating, Crafting, Power tools, humming, being silly and smiling til my cheeks hurt.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Volver, 50/50, 500 days of Summer, Amelie, Kiss kiss Bang Bang, anything with Fred Astaire and Ginger, Toy story (always my fav), Love Actually, Pretty Women, girly feel good movies like... Sweet Home Alabama, Just like Heaven, Dan in real life.
Music: Florence and the Machine, The Avett Brother, Okkervil River, Regina Spektor, Chuck Ragan, The Watson Twins, Bruce Springsteen, Mindy Smith, Patty Griffin, Nelly Furtado, Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis, Gipsy Kings, Sufjan Steven, Old Crow Medicine Show, Iron and Wine, & Johnny Cash!
Books: Undress me in the temple of Heaven, The New Earth, The Glass Castle (an amazing memoir!!!), Flow: the psychology of optimal experience & Devil in a White City, the Weather Makers - "It is INCONCEIVABLE that humankind, with all its noble achievements, its aspirations and goodwill, will stay indifferent to the cry of the climate community. But most important of all is the fact that we must, imperatively, change our attitudes and agree to live modestly and realistically—all for the sake of the future—which is not ours but which we have borrowed from future generations."
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Crossed a shimmering bioluminescent bay at nightfall in Vieques, PR in a CLEAR canyon experiencing all its glittery glory! One of the most spectacular natural phenomenons I've ever seen!
Teach, Learn, Share
Learning to... use my freedom to its fullest, explore with curiosity, and be fearless! Share...music, meals, laughs, dance
Countries I’ve Visited
France, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In