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Diana Pena

San Jose, California, United States

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Overview

  • 2 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Student
  • Graduated in May 2012
  • From Bogota, Colombia and Houston, TX, USA
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Live life to the fullest!

ABOUT ME

I am very nice and laid back person who loves life and loves having fun. I will be starting a job in the Bay area as a medical sales rep ( my first "Big Girl" job eeek!! ) and am excited to see what this city has to offer!

I have lived in Colombia, France, NYC, Nebraska, Texas and have traveled to a whole bunch of different countries in Europe so if you have any questions about any of those places, feel free to ask!

PHILOSOPHY

This year I've learned that nothing is constant but change. You have to learn how to make the best out of every situation you're in and try your hardest to live in the moment because that is really all you have. I believe that laughter, friends, food, traveling,and learning are some of the best things life has to offer! Below are some of my favorite quotes:

"Life is what happens when you're busy making plans"--John Lennon

“You get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place... like you'll not only miss the people you love but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you'll never be this way ever again.” ― Azar Nafisi

" To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time" ---Sam Walton

"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ― Maya Angelou

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Right now, I'm only available to meet up with people if they are in town, but hope to be able to host some people soon!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have stayed with 4 couchsurfers and they all have been great experiences! I want to host one day and show my guests a kick-ass time!

Interests

Traveling is my number one interest! I love it and someday want to travel the world with friends for an extended period of time. I really enjoy trying new things and believe you should try everything (well, mostly) at least once! I love going to the beach and doing anything in the water ( jet skiing, kayaking....)

I really enjoy meeting new people and hearing about their whole life stories! Most people would call this nosy, but I call it extreme curiosity :p I like playing sports ( even though I'm not good at them) and love dancing! If I could dance all the time, I would. It makes really happy :) Also, I love random adventures! Lastly, I like just hanging out with people and having fun!

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: How to lose a guy in 10 days, The Departed, 50/50, Inception, This is 40, The five-year engagement.....These are not necessarily my favorites, but they are ones I've seen recently.

Books: The Alchemist, Harry Potter series, The Help.....I recently started reading again so suggestions are welcome!

Music: I listen to pretty much everything, it just depends on my mood. Some of my favorites include: Why Georgia by John Mayer, Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill Gang, Volvi a Nacer by Carlos Vives, and Some Nights by FUN. I have a lot more, but those are the ones that popped into my head just now.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The most amazing thing I've done so far is ride around Santorini, GR in a four-wheeler! The views were spectacular and I loved feeling the wind in my hair, I felt like I could do anything! Cheesy, but true. I want to go back one day!

Also, walking the streets of New York City was pretty amazing. There is just something about the contrast between the concrete jungle and the nature that exists in the city. The people are also so different there, it's like they don't care what others think about them and just do what makes them happy. It's a pretty awesome thing to see.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Colombia, France, United States

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