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To maintain a solid foundation and slowly build from there
I traveled and lived abroad for about 6 years after graduation of college. I think I actually learned exponentially more in those years than all of my years of being "educated" in school. And all that learning lead me to realize that I dont really know too much. Isn't that great?!
For the past 6 years I have been working as a real estate agent in Boston. It has given me freedom to travel about 3-4 months per year. What else should I do? DO YOU KNOW?
I want to learn more - sit and read all day, for years, just like Larry (Razor's Edge).
I try to be here for more than just myself. I fantasize about being an instrument to help others only. I know it's nearly impossible to be truly selfless, but a slow transition in that direction is hopefully in the works. Helping by leading the life I wish for others is the only way to do it. If people can see me experience freedom with out all the resources that they think they need - then I'm doing my job. Unfortunately, since I stepped off the road, I feel myself becoming less of this example to others. I hope through CS I will find people who are crazy for life and who live their dreams and these people can remind me about this gift we all have.
I'd like to be more curious. I'd like to have more energy to do everything. I'd like to make music. I'd like to write novels to change the world. I'd like for everyone to experience true freedom and feel true harmony of a balanced life.
Be my Buddha and ill be yours. Lets trade places, back and fourth, on the path in the cave towards the light.
Keep trying to be better. Keep finding ways to help others. Enjoy as much of this cosmic gift as I can. Laugh as much as possible. Cherish your friends for being so amazing and crazy. Try your best not to live too much for your future.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I am a host when I have a place to live myself. So it all depends. If I don't have a place then I know plenty of people who do and I can meet up with you for party or chat or whatever.
IMPORTANT: if you want to stay with me or meet up please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I dont check the CS email that much.
I have met the most incredible, special people through Couchsurfing. This was either from being a host, being hosted, or going to gatherings in local and different areas. If it weren't for couchsurfing the landscape of my life would be much flatter. I wish everyone would have the balls/interest to participate. But I am a 5 star salesmen and I try my best to spread the word of this genius project.
hiking,biking(touring) pilgrimaging, reading, philosophy, tennis, cloudy days, cool weather(not too hot and not too cold), finding ways to help people, writing, meditation, camping, campfires, the forrest.
i suppose im on that self discovery thing, but i dont know what that actually means or what it will ever amount to. but its definetely interesting.
- solo travel
Music, Movies, and Books
on the road, siddhartha, Steppenwolf, dharma bums,Shantaram, The Prophet, Walden,Celestine prophecy, the peoples act of love, the magus, razors edge, of human bondage, alchemist, sophies world, solitaire mystery, the corrections, world according to garp, prayer for owen meany, The Red Lion(good luck finding this one). neitschze, descartes, jostein gaarder. keruac is one of my gods.
John mayer, jason mraz, eric clapton, ben folds, coldplay, hotel costes, lounge electronic music with good base, tears for fears, lior, pete murray, snow patrol, van morrison, tom petty,
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
The Camino de Santiago de Compostella- Ronsesvalles to Santiago. **the best
I did the Camino for a second time in Oct 2012 - the best, again. (this time to the ocean)
10 day Vipassana courses
Biked Switzerland over the Alps.
Biked from Acadia Maine to Vermont
India - jaw dropping and affective.
Camped in Alaska, worked at Denali...
Lived in Spain
Traveled through Eastern Europe - nicest people.
LIved in Australia
Iceland looked like another planet.
Road trip from Boston to San Diego
Bartended on the south coast of Spain
Lived in London
Travelled through South Africa and Malawi.
Hiked the long trail, Vermont.
Went back "home" for a while...
Quit a shitty career
Created/did my own 5 day solo meditation retreat
Teach, Learn, Share
i like good listeners. a trait that i dont posess enough of. i like good listeners not so i can talk more and they can listen, but i like to watch them listen - to learn thier art...
Ask yourself why you really want some things.
Do you really need all your money that causes you the stress to earn it? Is it fear that drives your success, or is it passion and interest?
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom, United States