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They say the minute you stop living is the minute you start dying so I want to make sure I live every moment of it like it's my last day!
As a graduate of French Literature & Psychology I have lived abroad in Paris, the French Riveria & close to the Pyrnees & early early in life caught the Travel & Explorer bug! LOVE the best aspects of T.R.A.V.E.L - Culture, Experience, Adventure, New faces & Sharing Amazing Memories & as a by-product making the world a smaller place!!
I am a Social Entrepreneur at heart - Networking & Innovation excite me!! I am a Big City Gal with a Passion for Meeting Everyone on the Planet at least once & Traveling to every Country in the next 5 years. I am a Networking Enthusiast by Desire & a Social Event Organizer by Trade & an Avid Participant in the Philanthropic Community... As we say on the East Coast - my Day Job has been a multitude of Promotional Marketing, Tradeshows, Tours & B2B Marketing & also as an Event Guru of sorts! I created the #1 Meetup for Women with 250 + Events in less than one year so the Event World is definitely in my blood! I love everything about it!
Photography & Anything Food, Wine, Dance & Travel Related I can't live without. Will try anything once. Adventure Travel, Beaches, Cliffs, Caves, Sea Creatures & Hills make me smile. I just ADORE & can get lost in Tango, Music, Performing & Culinary Arts & I am just as passionate about meeting AMAZING, Inspiring people who want to live their lives madly - full of passion & creativity & know distinctly where they are going!
I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to Books & Knowledge. Blogging. I do. I am a writer of sorts - moving towards the publishing world. Blogger for now.
** Looking to connect with amazing people in SF & explore everything SF has to offer!!! **
I'll try anything once...
PEOPLE I surround myself with: "The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..." - Jack Kerouac
MY QUOTE: ** I've not allowed myself to be limited by the fears that constrain us & thus are an Explorer of Life... using every Experience as just that - Something that forms me as we continue along the Journey of Life...**
"Hobby obsession is the key to inborn talent. Seek out your hobbies & that will tell you your hidden desires, skills and talent"
"I am too positive to be doubtful!! Too optimistic to be fearful!! And TOO determined to be defeated!!!"
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The IMPORTANT THING is to NOT stop questioning." Albert Einstein
"What is the single illuminating thing which shines its light on all the elements of the best parts of your life (the sound of which makes your heart sing and your feet dance)? Answer that and then know: that is the thing you must do." Mary Anne Radmacher
"Life is TOO SHORT to wake up in the morning with regrets. Love the people who TREAT YOU RIGHT. Forget about the ones who DON'T. Believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it!"n
"Success is finding your passion and living it everyday." ~ Amber Thompson ~
"Dreams are but ideas which lack the courage to become."
"The more desires and passions one has, the more ways one has being happy!"
"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning!"
"When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. ~ Buddha ~
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined" Thoreau
"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do!"
"Accept what comes to you totally and completely so that you can appreciate it, learn from it , and then let it go."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Trying it for the first time this week! Heard so many great reviews - looking to experience some of that joy!
Hoping to spread the news about this great community...
Not yet... but looking forward to diving right in & meeting new people & networking w local San Franciscoans!
It's a much shorter list to tell you what disinterests me!
I can easily tell you what I can't live without! 1. TRAVEL! 2. Indie Films 3. DANCE. 4. Creativity & Innovation. 5. Food & Wine. 6. Living with R.I.S.K. - aka: Risking our lives for what matters most to us.
I am an Admirer of Beach Time, Scenic Rides, Scenic Views, Cooking, Live Music, Dance., Living in the Moment, Meeting New Faces, Sharing Travel Experiences, Philanthropy, Talking Shop - Innovation and Creativity (Creating New Ideas & Moving them towards Production), Film Festivals, Thought Provoking Talks on Ideas that Matter - TED (http://www.ted.com), Forming Communities of Likeminded people, Pushing Past Limits, Challenging Ourselves to be our Best & Living for the moment!
visited 24 states (48%)Create your own visited map of The United States
visited 9 states (4%)Create your own visited map of The World
Music, Movies, and Books
Too many to list!!
MOVIES: A fan of anything Indie & Documentary (I find most of us can really relate to one or the other or very often both). Sundance & TriBeca Film Festivals, International Film Festival Films - will watch anything once... I've probably seen almost everything on Netflix & most films at local International Film Festivals.
MUSIC: I highly doubt there isn't something you can't find that you won't like in my I-Tunes!
** Anything that ranges from Country to Classical to Hip Hop to Indie Electronic to House/Techno to French Rap. A BIG fan of Intercultural Jams. A HUGE fan of anything Latin Tune Related - Brazilian, Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton & to cross the other ocean... anything Sinatra, Dean Martin, Barbara Streisand, Norah Jones, OAR, Yo Yo Ma (Classical) to Faith Hill to Michael Jackson.
BOOKS: Never ending interests! A lover of the Non Fiction - I could get lost in the Psychology, History, Cooking, Travel, Geography sections as easily as the Autobiographical sections of any Bookstores.. A fan of the Thought Provoking...Philosophical, Humor, Anthropology, Coffee Table, Travel, Literary Fiction, Cookbook & Memoir Books!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Crazy Monkey's in Asia. Well San Francisco itself has its pockets... the Homeless & Schizophrenic are eye opening if not purely entertaining!
A man asking for weed (not beer this time) in good ole SF! Pretty much seen and heard everything you can imagine in New York City (to be told in person..)
1 AMAZING thing? Sounds cheesy but living for the moment. The present. I've danced when no one when no one would get up, introduced myself to people noone would talk to, done things people were hesistant to do and giving up alot to have exactly what I wanted instead of settling. This I believe is AMAZING!!!
As for literally - amazing beaches in Nice, along the French Pyrnees, along the California Coast... such natural beauty makes me very appreciative to be alive.
Teach, Learn, Share
What can I "TEACH, LEARN OR SHARE" you ask?
Salsa, Bachata & Merengue Lessons... French Lessons.
FREE STUFF. This is my forte! Finding bargains, FREE stuff to do, Where to eat & Go on the CHEAP - ASK ME!! NYC, Miami, Paris, Chicago & Now San Francisco are my cities but I can pretty much give you all kinds of advice on where to find the cheap!! For Off the Beaten-Patherers I have loads of advice!
I can provide Unlimited Amounts of USA Traveling Advice for Chicago, New York City & San Francisco, Paris. I've conquered these streets & know how to Transition Traveling & Trying to Budget in an Expensive City & Turning it into a Resourceful Well Budgeted Trip - Food, Wine, Happy Hours, Art Shows, Dance, Festivals, Ice Cream Samplings, Double Decker Buses, Free? I'm your girl.
I've got Connections & Great Websites to keep you far from broke... I also have friends from many countries around the world & can connect you with them! My connections are yours!
And of course there is the obvious - I can help with cooking, projects & are always willing to give a hand!
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, United States