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BernieBright

Austin, Texas, United States

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Overview

  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Amharic, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • AmeriCorps National Direct
  • College
  • From Virginia
  • Profile 80% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Pursuing the unknown, Living in the moment, and following my heart whereever it flutters to

ABOUT ME

Hi Everyone!!

FIrst of all, thank you for taking the time to check my profile out, I really appreciate it! So here's a little bit about myself. I probably will be one of the goofiest, clumsiest, kind-hearted person you can ever meet. I feel like there's never a dull moment in my life since I live for spontaneous crazy adventures and making the most of every opportunity.

In fact, two years ago I dropped everything in Virginia to move to Texas and start my first real adventure out on my own. From there I found myself needing more meaning more adventure in my life and so last year I served as an AmeriCorps NCCC team leader and truly experienced the joy of traveling meeting new people, and forming long lasting friendships with strangers. I fell in love with every community I served and recognized the need to help others and especially get to know the locals. I've led teams working with Habitat in Mississippi to assisting in tornado relief efforts in Alabama to mentoring and tutoring kids in Louisiana and well, I just couldn't keep myself from serving one more year this time as an AmeriCorps construction crew lead in Austin, Texas striving towards affordable housing. So ultimately I can say that I am a very fortunate person, respectful and mindful of others, aware of social inequalities and the necessary steps for positive social change like individuals making a choice to volunteer, to help someone out, or to simply be a friend. WIth all that being said I've started a chapter of my life that I would absolutely love to continue...I'm so ready to "let the good times roll!!"

PHILOSOPHY

So "where there''s a will there's always a way." Never give up on big dreams with a little hope and a lot of hard work, persistence can go a long way! It's always best to learn through experience and with that always remember "Hakuna Matata" - there are no worries.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've been to one couchsurfing party in Austin and it was an amazing networking experience!

Interests

Live Music, Art in all it's forms, Painting Oil on Canvas, Cooking: Indian/Thai inspired Curries, making breakfast egg sandwiches! Food, beer, dancing, Motorcycles, Museums, Breweries, Working out, and Recreational activities: Running/cycling/hiking

Music, Movies & Books

Talladega Nights, Any movie movie with Wil Ferrell, Zoolander, Chick flicks, documentaries, Any black and white TCM, and of course movies with Katherine Hepburn are all amazing!!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Besides leading a team of 10 18-24 year olds on national service projects for AmeriCorps NCCC (the domestic version of the PeaceCorps program) throughout the U.S. I recently got my Class M so I officially can ride motorcycles now and its phenomenal knowing that I did these things!! It makes me realize more and more we can do just about anything we put our minds to, with a little love and compassion so much is possible!!

Teach, Learn, Share

I love meeting people of all backgrounds and wakes of life particularly those that are socially liberal, care about treating others with respect and kindness. I especially enjoy meeting people with unique stories and crossing paths with fellow artists.

Countries I've Visited

United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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