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  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Traveler
  • Some College
  • From Naperville, IL United States
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Wanderlust!

ABOUT ME

I have always enjoyed traveling. In fact, when I was 18 years old, I won $5,000 on a scratch off lottery ticket and backpacked around Europe for a month! It changed my life and showed me the joy of experiencing all the world has to offer. I have traveled a decent amount of places since then including, FL, NJ, IN, NY, CA, WI, OH, NC, SC, TN, AL, LA, ME, IA, TX, MI, PA as well as Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada. Recently I decided to follow my life's dream and quit my job, sell everything I own and travel for a year. I plan on seeing a the states for about 6 months and then go abroad. I started my journey October 2013 and am having the time of my life. I love the idea of couchsurfing as I find the people that I meet to be just as enriching as the places that I see. I am a social person who can find a positive experience in any situation from a house party to a museum, trying a new resturant, going to a sporting event or anything. As long as I am with good company, that's all that really matters.

PHILOSOPHY

Wanderlust is a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

New to surfing!

Interests

Eating, drinking (I'm Irish), meeting new people, camping, skydiving, zip lining, mountain biking, music, good conversations, good times!

  • poetry
  • exercise
  • partying
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • camping
  • surfing
  • skydiving
  • zip-line
  • business

Music, Movies, and Books

Everything...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

My current trip and taking a year off to travel!

Teach, Learn, Share

I have a basic belief that people as a whole are good. I think that you can learn something from everyone. One of my favorite poems sums up how I live life;

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

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