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I'm looking to trade a room in my apartment for very light labor solely in the date range of June 18th - 25th (you wouldn't have to stay for all of it).
This would average out to about an hour per day. At the moment my hosting abilities only apply to this date range. If you're coming at any other time, I totally encourage you to write to me to hang out, but I can't host you.
I moved to New Orleans just under six months ago in a definite quarter life crisis haze. In Montreal I had just graduated university, quit my job at a stock brokerage firm, and accepted the defeat of a failed business venture. For the first time I started asking myself what I really wanted to be doing, and it didn't take too long to make the correlation: writing.
A one-way ticket later, I arrived here with romantic notions of working on my writing portfolio (can you think of a more inspiring place?!) and then "figuring it out from there." The entire plane ride over here I told myself that I was fearless. Then upon arriving I cried myself to sleep behind the first closed door I had access to.
I did not have the starving artist experience that this probably appears to be foreshadowing. I spent two months partying and working as a bartender, and then I started looking at job postings and only responding to ones that delighted me. I am now the third full time employee of a startup, where my job is to write content and manage a community of like-minded people. I go into work every morning excited for what's to come, and marveling at the journey that lead me here.
So this writing portfolio I briefly mentioned. If you're bored and feel like giving it a read, I love me some page views: ariannarehak.com
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
It's been awhile since I participated in Couchsurfing. I am an "early adopter" as they say, but I looked back on my profile and it hadn't seen any action in two years. I think it's because I got so busy with all my projects that I forgot to take the time to really connect.
That being said, I looked back at my reviews and was surprised to see so many names of people that I now actively call my friends, and do not even associate with the online network I met them on. This website really does cultivate long-term relationships. I totally adore it.
It seems rather self-evident to call myself a traveler considering the nature of this platform. I find that when I go back and look at photos from my trips, I see a lot more faces than buildings.
I seem to be far more interested in the philosophy of subjects rather than the actual subjects themselves. This probably makes my knowledge base extremely impractical!
I have a whole lot of energy, and so consequently I need to be engaging in physical activity fairly often. If I'm out of options I will run on treadmills, but I'd much rather be throwing a football (an American one, that is) around the park. In fact, if you write to me and this is your suggested activity, you can pretty well guarantee an enthusiastic yes.
Music, Movies, and Books
-My favorite movie is 12 Angry Men. I think a lot about Crimes & Misdemeanors, Happiness, and Ex MAchina.
-I generally stay within the non-fiction realm, and more specifically social science related material. I wish to marry Steven Pinker for the sake of picking his brain - and also producing little super genius babies with him. Maybe don't tell him I said that.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
The most amazing trip I took was to Saudi Arabia, since its impact was completely unprecedented. North America has so many misconceptions about the Middle East, but this is to be expected without the proper cultural understanding. I met so many incredible people and learned a lot about a culture that is completely different from my own. I feel I grew as a person in those two short weeks.
Teach, Learn, Share
I am the type of person who likes to learn a little about a lot. If you are presenting me with new knowledge, you have my undivided attention.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Belize, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Haiti, Honduras, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, United States