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Overview

  • 7 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • various jobs here and there; currently taking a much need...
  • yes- Bachelor's in Psychology and Master's in Early Child...
  • From Birmingham, AL
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

see and learn as much as I possibly can!

ABOUT ME

I am originally from Alabama, USA. I have traveled in the United States and numerous places in Europe. I just completed my Master's program and will be moving with my husband somewhere in the US- preferably south east US. For now we are in Germany waiting on our immigration case to be complete so we can return to the US.

PHILOSOPHY

I hate routine... I thrive on spontaneity and the excitement of learning something unknown... my lifespan is 24 hours...I don't expect the future, but I prepare for it...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I don't even have a couch to offer right now... but hopefully one day! But I'd love to meet anybody for coffee and exploring!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

all have been great! no better than great!

Interests

I love to discover new places, try to learn new languages, and try different foods, wines and beers of course. I always say try everything twice maybe three times, then you can truly judge it.

I love music- it's always on in my house or in my head- ALWAYS.

  • dining
  • cooking
  • beer
  • coffee
  • flying
  • music
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Last Kiss, Baraka, Across the Universe

Music: The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, Wilco, Moon Taxi, Ben Folds, Jason Mraz, Paulo Nutini, Kate Nash, Beck, Bob Dylan, Iron and Wine, Keller Williams, The White Stripes... I could fill my page up with music I enjoy- but i'll stop with those

Books: I've read over a dozen books in the past month- I could spend all day with a book if it's a good one!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've seen a lot of things that could be considered "amazing". But after seeing places and things in numerous countries, I am still mostly amazed by nature. The one thing that stands out in my mind especially is when I first saw the Alps when flying to Italy. That's one place I'm ready to go to ASAP.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm passionate about children with special needs and early intervention therapies. I could also talk about food for hours- growing it, cooking it, eating it, what is good/bad about it... etc.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Germany, United States

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