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To explore and discover as many amazing places and people as I can, one day at a time...
I love learning. Whether it is something new or just another way to do something or to think about something that I already know, I just feel so fulfilled when this learning occurs. Just dont feed me bullshit or waste my time... Well, a little bit is ok ;) I've been known to intrigue a few people and make them laugh a lot... I am a very a inspirational, positive and motivational person. I'm origionally from a dairy farm in Pennsylvania moved to South Beach, Miami where i finished school and lived for 6 years and now... I'm in Brasil.
I am always telling jokes, funny stories, laughing and doing crazy things... yet I know when to joke around and when to get things done. I always try to make things fun and make people laugh and smile because I know we do not smile enough during these days and things aren't as bad as we make them and allow them to eat away at our souls. I believe in having good Karma.. yet im not an idiot and know when not to pass up a good thing. I am not an envious person and enjoy others' success and achievements. I am not an "out of sight, out of mind" kind of person. I do my best to be environmentally responsible and to lead by example. Ignorance is not an excuse for being a dumbass.
I really like sharing my life and helping others, listening to stories about our experiences as well as learning from and helping each other and exploring. "Feed me your knowledge!!" I don't judge people nor am I a hypocrite. People make decisions and that's all they are. Nothing less, nothing more... I like listening to what others have to say more than me speaking about what I know. Who am I to say I know, right?? I love getting different opinions and exploring ideas and possibilities. I think anything is possible and things only exist because we acknowledge and believe that they do. I find it intersting that things and people are sometimes viewed as "strange" because we just dont understand them and their vision/ideas. It's as simple as that. Life is about doing the right things, not the easy things... Lead by example,
Last September traveled to Italy to work on an organic farm (www.wwoof.org) during the grape harvest. It was a life-altering experience and made me aware of everything I do...
I really like helping others. I believe it is what brings a person true happiness. You cant make someone happy if they are not happy with or love themselves... I am very positive and I always do my best and try to spread my happiness, cheer and knowledge to whomever wants it. Generousity, smiles and laughter go a long way. Im a great listener and I love to hear what people have to say. We are always learning about things as well as ourselves. I want to learn and leave this earth a better place than when I found it. What goes around comes around... I really want to understand the nature of this world. Becoming a perfectly enlightened and awakened selfless being... To have a oneness with other beings; their suffering and frustrations are my suffering and frustrations. We will find a solution :) My theory in life is: "You can sleep all you want when your Dead!"
My favorite quote is: "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I like meeting new people/visitors, help them in any way I can and as well as make some new friends. I hope some day i can visit someones country for a day or if i have a layover, we can rock out and eventually be able to do the same for that person or a friend of theirs visiting in my country.
Im still a couch-surfing virgin so someone invite me to your town for a weekend so I can have my first CS experience!! I have been attending the BH and SP meetings and meeting some of the nicest people...
To share and experience great things that should be known or experienced during my time on earth. Getting the most out of life and not waste any time while doing so. Jokes, traveling, story telling, Wine, Artesianal Cheeses, Cooking, exploring, experiencing new cultures, meeting new people, learning and trying new things...and single malt scotches.
To: helping others and offering my advice and experiences, international friendships and good vibrations. Feed me your knowledge and whatever exotic you have in your refrigerator! (except for moldly shit!) ;)
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Booty Call, Joe Dirt, Spaceballs, Wedding Crashers, Old School, 40 year old Virgin, Get Carter, Goodfellas and Spaghetti Westerns. I like movies where I learn or obtain some type of intersting information or experience.
Music: Oldies, Classic and Blues Rock, Progressive House, some Trance, reggae, the good stuff like Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Pearl Jam, The STrokes, The Killers, RedHot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters... Basically anything that does not have 6 douschebags dancing around in sync while they sing.
Books: The Four hour work week, How to make friends and influence people, E-Myth, the Magic of thinking big, Walden, Vagabonding, Less is more, the 80/20 principle, The jewel tree of tibet...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Did a favela tour through Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro, Went to a cool beach in Aruba in a military bombing zone called Dos Playa and drank Guinness Foreign Export the whole day! Saw a Double Rainbow at the beach in Ubatuba on New Years day at 6AM... flew to italy to work on an organic farm during the vendemmia for 3 weeks with a bunch of strangers... AND more to come! I went skydiving about a month ago.
Teach, Learn, Share
I am an international education consultant = i evaluate foreign study into US equivalencies for transfer student, international admissions, employment verifications and visa assistance. I also have translation resources. If you ever have any questions, please ask :)
I want to learn traditional things about places and culture ranging from cooking, wine, celebrations, thought, etc... Feed me your knowledge. I would love to travel everywhere and stay and learn and absorb your lifestyle.
Countries I’ve Visited
Brazil, Colombia, France, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Venezuela
Countries I’ve Lived In