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  • 29 references 18 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 39, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • English Teacher/Librarian
  • Master of Information
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About Me


gratitude and reflection


I grew up in Detroit, Michigan and love my home, but I also love to live abroad, so my heart is usually in at least two places at one time.

Living abroad was originally going to be one year, that was more than seven years ago and there's no end in sight. To me, it's all about absorbing the best from each place I go and putting it all together to be a better human being.


Focus on what you can control.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host, surf, and go to events with other people in the area. I also like to show people around even if they're not my guests.


have surfed in Hungary, Czech, Germany, Turkey, and Nebraska, met some great people all over through CS. One of the best experiences was going to a wedding in Turkey with other surfers.

I've hosted people from USA, UK, Italy Turkey, Albania, Australia, Switzerland, Argentina, and Germany


traveling, good conversation, good food, good drink, laughing until it hurts, languages, linguistics, proto indo european, geology, stars, zuma

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Singin in the Rain, South Park Bigger Longer Uncut, Jurassic Park, Magnolia, Dear Zachary

Music: Top 40 from the past 90 years - some call me a human karaoke machine

Asking a librarian what's your favorite book is a dangerous question, ask me in person.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I flew across the ocean without a passport, ask me about it.

Teach, Learn, Share

count 1-10 in Georgian:
erti, ori, sami, otkhi, khuti, ekvsi, shvidi, rva, tskhra, ati!

I can also teach you the fine art of Thrift Store shopping

I can teach you several ways to tie a scarf

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Georgia, Montenegro, Palestine, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States

Old School Badges

  • 4 Vouches
  • Pioneer Badge

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