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Overview

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  • Fluent in English
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Job wise- I pour wine in a tasting room in Temecula, CA. ...
  • Completed a few semesters if college a while back. Now I'...
  • From Southern California
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To do what I feel and see where it takes me.

ABOUT ME

I am curious, spontaneous, and open-minded. I often seem reserved and quiet because I choose my words carefully, but I am actually quite talkative and outgoing when I want to be. I love to go out, eat, drink, and dance. However, I am perfectly content at home with a book on other nights. Above all, I want to learn as much as I can and have as much fun as I can.

PHILOSOPHY

I found this to be inspiring:
http://positivenews.org.uk/2011/culture/travel/4191/moving-at-the-speed-of-life/

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've stayed at friends' apartments here and there in New York, but this will be my first time couchsurfing! My friend Alyssa and I are excited for a new experience in Paris :)

Interests

I spend a lot of time reading, and carry a book with me wherever I go. My favorite author is Tom Robbins- he is brilliant and hilarious, and his books reveal a lot about my perspective in life. I am also a people watcher. I love to sit in cafés, bus stops, wherever, and observe the people around me. I am fascinated by human behavior and the capabilities of the imagination. I appreciate art and design, dance and music, especially jazz at the moment.
I love to be outdoors in the fresh air. At home, I spend time in the garden and playing with my dogs. They like to swim in our pool with me :) When I have the time, I usually go to the beach or hike through the local nature reserve.

  • dogs
  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • design
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • drinking
  • gardening
  • reading
  • traveling
  • billiards
  • music
  • jazz
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • geography
  • journalism
  • beaches

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I was in Montenegro, I drove to the top of a mountain with a couple friends to visit a mausoleum. We came from sea level, where it was warm and balmy, and as we progressed up the winding mountain roads, there were giant walls of ice on either side of us. At the peak, it was almost freezing and I was without a coat. We hiked up hundreds of stairs and had to squeeze through icy passages, but it was worth every effort. The view from the top was breathtaking. We could see Croatia and a couple of other countries beyond the lush, green valleys below. It felt like we were on top of the world.

Seeing the fat, golden harvest moon up in the sky. I am always awestruck by the beauty of a full moon.

Teach, Learn, Share

Currently I am listening to an audio book called The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner, a former journalist. He travels to many different countries, from Qatar to Iceland, to research what makes people happy and what the concept of happiness means in different cultures. I think it's a really cool project and I endeavor to do something similar wherever I go. What do people do in their daily lives to bring them little moments of bliss?

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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