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Try as hard as I can to forget the modern ideals about what it means to be successful.
Number one, I'm a lesbian. Look out!
August 15th, 2007, the day I turned 18 years old, I packed up everything I owned (except furniture) and spent my birthday driving to Santa Barbara, California. When I arrived I spent 2 months living out of my car, spending all day on the beaches of Isla Vista, meeting all kinds of people. From spoiled trust-fund babies going to UCSB to rebellious and broke beach-bums, drinking beer they generously handed out, tanning, swimming in the Pacific and most of all COUCH SURFING! It was the best 2 months of my life. I spent almost 2 whole glorious years in Isla Vista, after meeting my now-ex-girlfriend, going to SBCC and living in a house with 4 other lesbians, experiencing the craziness that is Del Playa after dark. Now I'm moving to LA and I'd love to do some more couch surfing because of the positive experiences I had. After I aquire a solid place in LA, I'd love to have fellow surfers over, but that's another show.
Right now I am about to come back to California, to live in Los Angeles and return to school. I'm going to be living out of my car again, this time it's a gigantic white van with a full size bed in the back, which I will probably share with girls and use to travel and camp. I want to meet a wide variety of people, and anyone who wouldn't mind houseing me for a night or two, or at least letting me park in their driveway and allow me to use the bathroom.
I love to hang out, talk and meet new people, go out, outdoor events, concerts, raves, parties, camp, hike, bike, swim, drink, eat new things, create art, look at art, watch art being made, teach art, learn art, hustle and make money any way possible without working very much, do things out of the ordinary, try everything at least once, use my youth and good looks to their full advantage and never be bored.
Recently I had everything stolen from me, and when I say everything, I mean every single thing I've ever owned in my life, from childhood up until a few hours before it was all gone.
I was always in a struggle with myself over peaceful spirituality and self-content that I wanted to obtain and knew would come from being satisfied with everything as they are instead of chasing after more money or more things, but I could never shake off the ideals I'd believed my whole life about what it means to be successful and why I needed more 'stuff'. So when every single physical object I had spent so much time and energy accumulating over my life to fulfill my self-imposed unreality of what happiness and accomplishment were, suddenly dissapeared, I believe it was a blessing.
"It's only after you've lost everything, that you're free to do anything."*
"Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need."*
"If you don't know what you want, you end up with a lot you don't."*
I think I'm alive to learn and advance as a spiritual being in the physical classroom, and have a lot of fun. Probably more fun than anything.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Well people I meet are always interested in hearing about who/what/when/where/why of my brief intervals of intentional homelessness, and now that I've found this website I can wrap up my story a little quicker.
I've met awesome friends I still have to this day, learned a lot from every one of them, heard great stories, had a lot of fun, felt the love.
cool people, ego death, "turn on, tune in, drop out", sparkly things, pretty pictures, designing clothes, being spoiled, painting with watercolors, outdoor concerts and raves, thunder storms, cinnamon-pumpkin candles, flowers, drawing naked girls, graffiti
- outdoor activities
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Fight Club*, Anchorman, Overboard, The Notebook, Grandma's Boy, Saturday Night Fever, The Wall, Waking Life.
Music: loud, neo-psychedelic rock, disco, electro, booty bass, 70's pop, steez & swagger, top 40's, polital rap
Books: The Psychedelic Experience, Life After Death, Eccentric Glamour, non-fiction, coloring books
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I feel that protesting Prop 8 on the streets of LA was pretty amazing. I need to do more.
Teach, Learn, Share
If you ever wanted to learn how to watercolor, hit me up. I would love to meet anyone who does graffiti, I've always wanted to learn, AND I have a big white van that needs two big pieces on each side if you'd like to have your art immortalized and showcased up and down the West coast please let me know.