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  • Fluent in English; learning Finnish, Latin, Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Writer, Aspiring Psychologist, Artist
  • Some college
  • From Ronkonkoma, NY, USA
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About Me


To live and learn, to TRAVEL MY LIFE AWAY. To experience EVERYTHING and EVERYONE!


My name is Connor John Schmitz, 19. I am a writer with a certain feeling amiss from his life. The normal school-career-life strategy for most just isn't for me. I'd like my lifeline to look more like something along the lines of... experience-experience-experience-experience-.. and so on.

I was born in NY. I lived on a busy busy street, right off the Expressway. I hated it. But I found refuge in a small section of my backyard that I called 'my forest.' In the back right corner of my yard, there was a small... maybe 20 sq. foot section covered in tree and brush. THAT was my home. My house, was never my home. It still isn't. I moved in elementary school not far, but to very different scenery. Now living at that house, behind my backyard there life gave me a gift. It seems one day I grew out of my little foresty getaway and life wanted to give me more, so it gave me the state park right behind my backyard. I constructed a shelter, called it Woboken, and disappeared for days. My parents hated it, followed me one day, and when they caught up with me, I was so disturbed by the fact that the place was almost spoiled, no longer my secret, that I tore the entire shelter down in front of them, and yet I kept growing.

College came around, and I wanted to do something huge. All my friends were staying in NY, but not me. I decided to study film making in San Francisco. To be honest I'm not sure whether it was the distance or an actual interest in film making.. I finished off a year and dropped out of the school. My time spent in that magical place taught me many, many, many things that I will hold on to forever. and the people I met will have a special place in my heart.

That brings me to where I am now. Confused. Utterly confused. Here I have to make a career choice... but I want to simply live! I recognized even as a small child that the suburban, urban, and rural lifestyles of men and women were none other then cages and a severe jailing system. I want to live... Sadly I hold too much respect for my parents and family to leave. If they weren't here, I'd be everywhere. For that I love and hate.

I must find a median. So I joined the CS community, and also signed up for wwoofing. Psychology is my career choice, because unlike nearly all other careers, it will never end, the human mind is endless and we know so little.

"All About me." Impossible. Unless we meet one day.


Well there is too much in life to explain inside a little text box so when I'm lucky enough to find a host kind enough to lend me their couch, well we'll talk about it then!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have no couch surfing experience, but hopefully that will change.


Psychology and Art. Are there other things other then ART and the MIND and SOUL?

  • arts
  • writing
  • film making
  • traveling
  • surfing
  • boxing
  • psychology

Music, Movies, and Books

I love foreign films, my favorites being run lola run and delicatessen. Big Fish is so imaginative it drives me insane.

Music is major part of my life- other then the music produced when I pick up a guitar, sax, or a few other instruments I enjoy classics like Pink Floyd, the Who, The Beatles(obv.). I'm also into other types of music such as The Books, the Doors, etc. In other words, I find enjoyment in it all.

As for books, I'm currently reading Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. I'm in love with these words.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I went to school in San Francisco, California. I grew up in New York so that is a big deal. It turned out to only be a tease though, I needed more to see. The people there, the outlook on life- it was completely different then anything I've ever seen, and I want to get to see how everyone lives.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can tell people how to live happily from personal experience. Being in touch with my emotional side, which is why I can write, helps to talk about the universe, new ideas about life and ways to cope with hardships. A traveling psychologist, if you will :)

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