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Used to travel a fair bit, lots of hitchhiking, world was home, everyone family.
couple of years ago depression, drug abuse, crippling anxiety.
Dark times, my world got very small.
feeling better these days. got my passport renewed, maybe ready to step out into the world again :)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
buddhism, Alan watts, hitchhiking, sailing, playing music with others, building things, extreme sports, sitting in the sun, YURTS, gardening, talking about: philosophy, phsycology, neurology.
working with terminally ill.
Music, Movies, and Books
Into the wild... awesome film, very inspiring, encouraged me to hitch hike.
books about psychology, im always trying to learn more about my own mind.
i like listening to modern classical music (eg thomas newman), rave music, epic orchestra music, and acoustic music.
on guitar, i play some irish folk music, and then a wide range of modern pop songs.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
FACING THE DEAMOND OF LOVE
stayed with a rainbow family in the mountains of france. children of the earth they called themselves.
one night 8 people arrived to stay, there was not enough room in the yurt for everyone, so me, along with 2 others left the yurt so the newcomers had a place to sleep, we spent that night, around the fire with the winter snow falling around. i had left my shoes in the yurt, so sat shoeless around the fire.
it was a long tough night, staring into the fire in silence, the 3 of us stayed, even though 2 beds freed up, no one gets left by the fire alone.
at some point in the early morning, sitting on the hard wooden bench, the icey winter air biting into my bare feet, i had been staring into the fire for somthing like an hour, when I faced my Deamond.
It was the Deamond of Love.
from since i can remember, all attempts of showing love towards others has caused a lot of aggression in my mind. I have never known why.
That night round the fire, I faced that Deamond, and i have never been so scared in my life.
Teach, Learn, Share
of all the wonderful amazing things iv learnt while hitch hiking, i love to share with others.
erm! for any buskers out there, never play any political folk music in Belfast... i learnt the hard way.
in regards to hitchhiking, if someone drops you of saying its a good spot to hitch from.... it probably isnt.... again iv learnt the hard way :)
Countries I’ve Visited
France, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In