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Jennifer Holm

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Overview

  • 25 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 39, Other
  • Member since 2011
  • build sculpture and utilitarian obje...
  • BS University of Utah, independent s...
  • From Salt Lake City, Utah
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

looking to connect in honest, authentic and intimate ways with others while traveling through Europe on a House Concert Tour!

ABOUT ME

I am just finishing a House Concert Tour of Europe where I organized concerts in CS's homes for my traveling/musical companion Jonathan Brinkley. What a beautiful and rich experience! I work with clay and fire massive anagama kilns a couple of times a year, I love to dance and connect with anyone willing to be present and name what is real in the moment. It is my desire to interact with others in an authentic, thorough and honest way. My favorite past time is roller-skating and this has translated in many ways throughout my adult life: mingling with others, dancing, sitting in the sun, and creating sculpture that speaks of fluidity, buoyancy, and etherealness. It's great to be alive.

PHILOSOPHY

Explore what you love, take risks and inquire where you are holding back, with compassion. Share your love-- it is infinite and actually multiplies as you send it out in the world. Be honest and admit when you are having a hard time doing that.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have traveled through nine European countries and stayed in at least thirty CS's homes. Now that I am in Portland again I will be setting up space to welcome other travelers from around the world.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I traveled via camper van throughout Europe this Summer with companion and musician Jonathan Brinkley (CS name is Songmaker). He played for intimate crowds of CSers, their friends and family from Sicily all the way to Copenhagen and from the Czech Republic all the way to Bordeaux. When we were not camping in the van we stayed with our concert hosts in big cities and little villages. We followed the interest in the music and landed in places tourists would not think to go. This allowed us to see small towns tucked away in hillsides or little abodes peppered throughout corn fields and vineyards. A few of the remarkable places we landed were Alta Villa a town in the hills of Palermo, Sicily, Bari, Vicenza and Friuli, Italy, a tiny rocky village in the Loire region of France where Jonathan performed in an old Schoolhouse and Bordeaux was certainly a surprise ending...we had no idea Bordeaux was so diverse, a large city and we were met with young new friends ready to play, laugh, and meander through the city and day. My heart is full and I am ready for new experiences on the hosting side of couchsurfing!

Interests

Sunshine, the sound of birds in the spring, coffee with dark chocolate in the morning, hiking, running, roller-skating, dancing, live music, bacon, yoga, connecting with others, the creative zone and singing while I am in it, letting go, working hard, sweating, caring for others, cooking!, warm pools of water, love.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies-nah. Music: anything capable of taking me on a journey to unfamiliar territory, allowing me to forget who I am or think I might be. Pink Floyd did this for me as a late teen and I still think their music is timeless. Currently, I love Widespread Panic, My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Jonathan Brinkley and Nina Simone. Books most recently: Bhagavad Gita, Autobiography of a Yogi

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I once decided to stop judging everything around me, including myself. The world opened up and became completely new, swallowing me whole, digesting my idea of myself, so complicated and debilitating. I still don't know what to think and I find myself welcoming the unknown. There is a certain amount of giddiness here.

Teach, Learn, Share

I could teach Ceramics: hand-building, wheel-throwing. Connection: connection intimately and honestly with others and ourselves. I would love to learn how to sew, grow food more efficiently, build earthen structures, speak Spanish and Italian, juggle, play the piano, guitar, and banjo...

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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