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Chelsea

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Overview

  • 23 Positive References
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in English; learning Italian
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • I'm into the movement of sharing
  • Life
  • From OR, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Remaining focused on the positive aspects of duality, loving as much as possible in every moment

ABOUT ME

I enjoy talking/thinking about/experiencing everything from the meaning of life, internet marketing, serendipity, the future of work, nutrition, wine and cheese with anything, business ideas and why twitter is ridiculously awesome to whatever comes next.

Thing

My mood varies from introverted and shy to complete social butterfly, full of energy and a pulse you can feel from three feet away.

PHILOSOPHY

Life is what you make of it. Emotions are the result of your thoughts and your thoughts are the result of your beliefs.

I'm learning to flow with life instead of trying to control circumstance... a beautiful lesson and an even more incredible experience.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I attend events, host people and spent a month in Europe and Africa helping shoot One Couch at a Time, a documentary about Couchsurfing.

If you're open-hearted, I don't think there's a better avenue to meet like minded people.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My Couchsurfing career started in Italy. My first experience was actually awkward and unnerving, but I had to know what trusting a complete stranger was like, so I did it again and again and again. Now I get it. I have Couchsurfed in Italy, France, Morocco and beyond (think Burning Man).

Interests

wine, philosophy, backpacking, yummy street food, art, hopping on planes, bikram yoga, photography, cheesy quotes, running, cooking, guitar, reading, meeting new people, building community, watching/reading people, intuition, iPhone, twitter, neighborhoods, rock climbing, documentaries, seo, social media, coworking, creative work spaces, startups, innovation, do-gooders, sustainability, partying, drunken brunch, burning man, sharing, trust, working from anywhere, road trips, uncertainty, depth, great stories, spontaneous adventures

Music, Movies & Books

Books:
Losing my Virginity - Richard Branson
The Alchemist & Eleven Minutes - Paulo
Walden - Henry David Thoreau

Movies:
Vanilla Sky
Avatar
Thomas Crown Affair
Slumdog Millionaire
Food Inc.
Crash

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Most recently, I helped shoot OneCouchataTime.com and with that ventured to Morocco and France. Morocco was one of my favorite places. The contrast and similarity from my every day life at home was grounding and the Couchsurfers there made that possible.

Life is about the people that surround you. You can be anywhere and have a blast if the people that you're with are quality and fun.

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I went on a 5-month adventure to SE Asia, Australia and Bali. During that trip, I bought a car and drove it up the East Coast of Australia. I also visited temples in Bali and volunteer to teach computer classes in a small village.
Lived in Florence for a little over a month. If buildings could talk, you'd hear whispers all the time.
Oktoberfest 2010 in Munich!

Teach, Learn, Share

I love cooking. I also like thinking about business ideas and I'm pretty good at brainstorming ideas on how to change the world.

I'd like to learn to play guitar better and I'd be stoked to have a painting and wine night soon.

Favorite things to do in SF:
Golden Gate Bridge
Wine tasting in Napa/Sonoma
Sausalito day trip on ferry
Bernal Heights hike at sunset
Haight/Ashbury afternoon/shopping
Ocean Beach/parks
Lands End hike
Cliff House for breakfast
Marina if it's sunny for shopping
Downtown Oakland / dinner & Fox Theatre for shows
Yoga at Yoga for the People in the Mission
Yoga at Grace Cathedral on Tuesdays
The Mission for dinner/drinks

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Spain, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

Italy, United States

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