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exploring the art of navigation- turn 30 in a new land and learn to accept and enjoy that i am getting older. i would just like to see as much of this beautiful world as I can and meet some amazing people along the way. obvious and cliche, but so true
I am a 29 year old college graduate with a limited attention span who lives to travel. I was raised by a city born hippy dad and a small town mom, so I am pretty open to at least consider and respect all opinions. My entire family has worked extensively with mentally and physically challanged adults my entire life. I am a teacher at heart and love connecting at either end of the spectrum of the teacher-student relationship. I am laid back most of the time, but really enjoy extremes and trying anything new. I just spent 3 months in Thailand training/fighting muay thai, exploring the country on a moped, and scuba diving some outrageous spots off the coast. I don't meet people feeling the need to confess or sell myself, but at the same time, I really enjoy sharing stories. I have never tried this before and am curious to see how this works out. I just spent 3 months traveling alone, but have reunited with my girlfriend to move to Spain and explore Europe. She just spent some time in India getting her certification as an international yoga teacher.
just finished the Ramayana and now reading some Carlos Castaneda- so my working definition on my personal philosophy is changing by the day. I base my life mainly on karma and the idea of "why not?". I take chances and put my faith in signs, willing to accept the consequences and trying not to take things too personally. I will try just about anything once and as my dad used to say "if you're bored than you're boring". I refuse to take life for granted and view my life as an epic tale in which failure is inevitable, but keeping the faith that positive energy will always eventually lead you back to the right track. Part of the reason I love to travel, is to expand and revise my philosophy as I am touched by people, places, and the things I encounter along my journey.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
This is new to me, but I can promise that I am a huge believer in karma and have always had an open door to friends and travelers.
I have very rarely had an empty couch or bed where I live and have traveled all around America from couch to couch many times. I used to spend my summers touring with different jam bands, going to festivals, and staying on couches all over. I am experienced enough to pleasantly surprise my hosts by doing all the little stuff to maintain my status as a welcome guest.
people, places, reading, writing, live music, hiking, basketball, soccer, muay thai, jiu jitsu, scuba diving, surfing, and anything new to try. I really do love trying anything and everything and have a slightly competitive nature, so I keep doing something I like until I get pretty good at it-
- live music
- scuba diving
- track and field
- jiu jitsu
Music, Movies, and Books
Stand by Me, Amelie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Big Lebowski, A Bronx Tale, (film minor so too many to name)- i love so much music- love going to music festivals of all sorts-East of Eden, Ramayana, Hunter S. Thompson books, Lonely Planet Books, and I love to ask people to pick one book to recommend and then reading that.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
so much. just living all over and making a home in so many different places.
Teach, Learn, Share
I am about to turn 30 and it is scaring the shit out of me. So, basically.... I just wanted to remind everyone that most people feel old at no matter what age they are. I mean, it is the oldest you have ever been. But, I always seem to look back and wish I could just tell myself to relax and enjoy it more. to not pressure myself so much "to live" before age, and marriage, and children start to become the priority or an obstacle. No pressure, no regrets, just do what you love, plan and hope for the best, and learn from the bad. Stop thinking so much and just enjoy life as it comes. This is shit everyone knows, but doing it, and doing it consistently is the hard part.