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I love being on the road exploring the world and I feel most comfortable when I'm uncomfortable. I am constantly pushing myself out of my comfort zone, preferring to live my life focused on the experience rather than on the result of that experience. Living fearlessly is an everyday intention of mine, one where I make my dreams happen and live "excuses free | regrets free". I love to travel often, meeting new people, making new friends, and learning about the world. I rarely get that feeling of wanting to come home. The world is my home and there's just so much to see and many different cultures to experience! I find languages fascinating and have a goal of becoming fluent in at least one other than my native language (currently working on Spanish). When I'm at work, one of my favorite things to do to kill time is Google Maps places in the world I want to visit.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I am on Couchsurfing to surround myself with likeminded people who are natural explorers, open-minded and open-hearted, and inquisitive about the world. I like people who are action-oriented, not excuses-oriented, who view strangers as new friends waiting to happen, and who challenge my beliefs and my perceptions. While traveling, I really enjoy meeting people who make me feel like we've been best friends for years. It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, I cherish it.
“One hundred hearings are not as good as one viewing.”
– Japanese proverb
''Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” - Ibn Battuta
“Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn bush has roses.” ~Proverb
Travel, yoga, wine with friends, tea, languages/linguistics, adventure, meteor showers, hammocking, road trips, singing in the car, dancing, playing piano, nature, mountains
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Odesza, Purity Ring, K.Flay, Radiohead, The Smiths, Tears for Fears, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blackmill, CHVRCHES, Ellie Goulding, FKA twigs, Lindsey Stirling, Metric, X Ambassadors, Wolf Alice
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Watching the sunset at a park in Bangkok and seeing a Thai mother with her toddler, teaching him how to walk in the park. He kept looking at me with a huge smile on his face and trying to walk towards me instead of his mother, hahaha :)
Hiking with my coworker in the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail, 3 miles down and 3 miles back up in 4 hours. It was both a physical and mentally compelling challenge. We probably did about 2000 lunges all the way to the top of the canyon.
Driving the Pacific Coastal Highway in California on my solo trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco, stopping in San Luis Obispo. It was some of the most jaw dropping, tear jerking scenery I have ever seen.
Teach, Learn, Share
I am learning Spanish and am looking for people to practice with. I find that the best way to learn - besides moving to a Spanish speaking country of course - is to speak it with others frequently.
I can show you around Minneapolis and what makes this city great (and why I love it). I can show you Hidden Beach, the Chain of Lakes, breweries (my favorites are Indeed Brewery, Bauhaus Brewery, Fulton Brewery, & Surly right now), Uptown, rooftop bars in the summer, outdoor yoga, food trucks, Downtown, bike trails, and more! I can also play some piano for you, as I was a piano performance major in college. :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, France, Guatemala, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In