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I am vaccinated as of July 2021 and can prove it :)
Also, 99% certain I had COVID in March 2020 and have never gotten COVID since despite being exposed multiple times. I think I'm one of those rare persons who developed full immunity after my March 2020 exposure. I mean, my former employer coughed on me a day after he was tested positive COVID, and I still didn't get it.
To meet people, develop friendships, and share food, wine, and story with strangers. I love strangers. The potential is boundless.
"Strangers are just friends in gift boxes you haven't opened yet." - Me :)
I am a Gypsy. A rover. A wanderer. I come from everywhere and nowhere. I go where I'm wanted. I do what I want. When I want. Where I want. And I leave before I can be thrown away.
I am on a road. Or I was... I just came off this road. I am alone. Always alone. People come and people go. Some walk alongside me for a ways. I stop on occasion and lose myself in a torrent love affair.
But I am the storm. I am the sea. And, in the end, I take up my things and keep going. I must keep going. Something calls me, and I must follow. I can't see where I am going, only that I must. Only where I've been.
Ahead is only the voice that calls me.
My journey is now at an end. I've put down my bags and now I'm sitting here and looking at all the faces around me waiting to hear my story, and I have to tell. I think of where I've been and where I'm going. I know now who I am. This road was 40 years in the making. And finally, at last, I am at its end. I am seeking an audience.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
In August 2020, my husband kicked me out because I couldn't get pregnant. Refusing to grieve, I instead made the 3 hour drive to NYC from Upstate and so began my journey of self-discovery and sexual empowerment. Sometimes, making the journey on less than $50.00, I'd come to the City, meet people, and explore. I was here for the friends, the fucking, and the food. Oh my god! The food! And, every Sunday, I drove the 3 hours back Upstate for work to return to the City every Friday.
I made this drive, every weekend, for a year until it got harder and harder to stay away. Until I couldn't stay away any longer. Until the pain of leaving the city was more than I could stand. So, two weeks ago, mid-October 2021, I made the decision to move my life to the City.
I quit my job Upstate and found a job in Brooklyn. I start on Monday, 1 November 2021. With no place to stay, I have three months of this journey left before I locate an apartment and move my daughter to the City with me.
Today, I have kept the friends, I've scaled way back on the fucking, and I have no discipline when it comes to the food of NYC. I REALLY need a Halal Guys budget *face palm*
True to my core, I am a gypsy, a rover, a #Burner. I am she who wanders, and am very much not lost. I live out of my bag. I'm looking for a place to crash on the nights in New York after work. My ideal host will lend me his/her kitchen for the evening and tell me what kind of wine they enjoy. They would sit back and watch me cook while we select some background music and we talk. And then we eat.
I'll cook for you and bake. I'll bring you wine and tell you how I came to be here in New York, content to be without a home all while I feed you. I'll tell you about my adventures and I'll share my stories with you. And I have many. I'm a published author after all ;)
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: EVERY. THING. Opera, Musicals, Classical, Jazz, Queen, Serj Tankian, Beethoven, Rammstein, Ballet, Irish, ect.
Movies: Twelve Angry Men, Ben Hur, Beauty and the Beast, Anime
Books: The Phantom of The Opera, Jules Verne, Les Miserables, Shakespeare
Games: Cards Against Humanity, 7 Wonders, Risk, Munchkin, Dungeons and Dragons ;)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I have published four books.
I have regularly pet and handled wild birds.
Teach, Learn, Share
Teach: How to heal from trauma, pain, and suffering so that you can collect the pieces, move on, and grow. Or I can teach you how to bake cookies like a pro ;)
Learn: How to confront your demons, love yourself, and change your perspective.
Share: Food and story (and cookies)
Here is one story...
I see us all looking at each experience in our lives through a Rorschach Print... And I keep this thought in my head always. ALWAYS. So that when someone around me reacts, blows up, internalizes, withdraws, cries, lashes out, or gets hurt, I can see them and think, "What are you seeing in your Rorschach Print?"
But if we are all just looking through Rorschach Prints, then it is only ever our perspective that can be altered. If only I could see what you see, then I would know how to show you what I see. And then we would understand each other.
As a result, I'm calm often and very forgiving. Nothing rattles me. I know who I am and where I am always. I am seated on a pillar looking at a Rorschach Print. That is where I am. And I see everyone. I see you.
You also are seated on a pillar looking through a Rorschach Print. Sometimes, people can trap others in their Rorschach Prints. This is where trauma breeds.
The thing is... In the end, How threatening really is a Rorschach Print? Not at all. It's just Perspective and Abstract Thought.
There is only ever my Rorschach Print, Your Rorschach Print, and Reality. The trick is learning how to look past the Rorschach Print and just see the untainted, unaltered Reality. Truth.
My biggest flaw is not being patient with people who are ADAMANT that their Rorschach Print is real.
I sigh and pull out Don Quixote's Mirror Of Reality.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Food, drink, wine, and my cookies. I am a cookie scientist. I bake my own cookies and create my own recipes. Also, my stories.
I am a trauma survivor of not just one trauma, but 4 major traumas. And I outlived and survived them all. Despite my pain, I turn my face to the sky and smile in the rain. And then I rise up and dance to spite my abusers. I have many stories about courage, strength, love, pain, survival, and personal growth. I also have a wickedly awesome talent for telling fantasy stories, dystopian, and zombies...
I also sing and dance.
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