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To be wide eyed with wonder at the magnificence of the world around me.
I've spent too much of this short time we have on earth working towards goals someone else thinks are important (money, house, car) b/c I come from a background where achieving those things isn't possible for everyone. It took a while for me to realize I didn't really care all that much about that stuff so I started law school. Sounds backwards, I know, but my passion is people...helping people who don't have anyone else to advocate for them. I look at people and wonder what their lives are like. I like to have conversations with complete strangers and say hello to people on the sidewalk. This summer, I volunteered in Africa and stayed at a hostel with other volunteers (for different orgs). Apart from learning a lot about Africa and myself (of course) I learned so much from the people staying there about their cultures. There were Israelis, Germans, Dutch, British, New Zealanders, Slovaks...you name it. I feel, especially as an American, we so rarely get to experience and understand other people's cultures and I stumbled upon this amazing experience. And I want more! :) *Update as of May 2016, I'm a legal aid attorney in Albany. Goals achieved!
Not to quote Popeye, but I am who I am. I'm happy with me. Not everyone is going to like you, but as long as you're true to yourself and don't harm anyone intentionally, you're doing the best you can.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I would love to host and surf.
I've hosted but never surfed. Just need to find the time and I'm in!
Hiking, jogging, going to sporting events, eating new foods, trying new things (zipline anyone?), boating (going out on other people's boats...I don't know how to sail), roadtrips, dumb tourist activities, chatting, laughing, watching action movies, dancing!
Music, Movies, and Books
Action movies - pick the dumbest action movie and it's probably my favorite. I like all types of music, just depends on the mood I'm in (classical, reggae, heavy metal...all okay with me). Books - 1,000 page law treatises...oh, wait, books I like? Well, that's different - American classics, spy novels, mystery, hate to say it, but sometimes fantasy (hanging my head in mock shame).
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Teach, Learn, Share
I will share with you my sense of humor - whatever we do, we'll make the best of it. I love pop culture, so if you're interested in someone rambling on about that, I'm your man. Most importantly, I'll teach you about my culture and you can teach me about yours - it's fascinating to learn what different cultures think is important, their home lives, values. It's all interesting to me.