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I grew up outside of San Francisco in the East Bay Area. I came down to Southern California in 2005 to study film at Azusa Pacific University, a small private school in the outskirts of Los Angeles. After college I quickly realized film wasn't for me and jumped industries spending 6 years at Habitat for Humanity. I spent 2014 traveling Europe and trying to figure out what kind of career I wanted. I'm currently working as a Massage Therapist while I put myself through grad school working towards a Doctorate in Psychology.
I can't figure out if I'm an introvert with extroverted tendencies or visa versa. I love sharing food and meaningful conversation. I have a love/hate relationship with new experiences. They put me out of my comfort zone but I still seek them out. I've always liked animals but find myself especially drawn to dogs over the last couple of years. You can find me at a busy party laying out on the floor petting the host's pet pup. I don't really watch TV, but love movies and books and will talk to you about them at length if you would like. I also spend a significant amount of my time and energy eating food or thinking about eating food.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I see hospitality as an important and shaping part of life. I welcome you, you welcome me. Traveling teaches us about the world and about ourselves. And I love it.
Eating, eating, eating. Dancing. Reading. Music.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Godfather, Moonlight, Short Term 12, Die Hard, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Jaws, 20,000 days on Earth, Seymour: An Introduction, 45 years, Man on Wire, City of Gold, Mad Max: Fury Road, Her, Whiplash, The Before Trilogy, On the Waterfront
Music: Bob Dylan, Beach House, Bon Iver, Kendrick Lamar, Madvillain, The National, Odesza, Perfume Genius, Phosphorescent, Radiohead, Simon & Garfunkel, Sufjan Stevens, Tycho, The War on Drugs
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I made an egg sandwich this morning
Teach, Learn, Share
I am a lifelong learner. I am constantly researching things and buying how-to books on stuff that has recently piqued my interest. I definitely obsess over one hobby for about 3 months and then move onto something new. I used to shame myself for it, but I've learned to embrace it more. If you have hobbies you love please teach me.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Stories, meals, and a sense of humor
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey
Countries I’ve Lived In
South Africa, United States