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  • 13 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French, German, Spanish
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • professional dreamer
  • I've got a Master's in Public and International Affairs a...
  • From Lexington, KY
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About Me


finding new people to laugh with.


I am the type of person that wants to try everything, do everything, learn everything. I want to know ALL the languages, which means I can speak a little of a bunch of languages, but I'm not yet fluent in any one in particular. I constantly fall in love with new things and people. I think people are amazing; there's always someone new and impressive, doing something unique that I've never even considered. I love finding that. I am good at thinking on my feet, and I am at my best when I'm surrounded by things that are completely unfamiliar.


Its not the ends, its the means that are truly important. Life not after-life. Striving in vain, is perhaps the most noble thing you can do. I might be the most optimistic cynic you've ever met. The connections between us are the reason we're here.

Its too much to explain here, but my favorite quote sums it up: "For my part I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. The great affair is to move." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've surfed a lot while backpacking but I'm not really in a position to host right now.


shenanigans, coffee, street scenes, taking too many photos, politics, haggling, anything and everything I've never done

  • photography
  • coffee
  • boating
  • politics
  • traveling
  • billiards
  • knitting
  • backpacking
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • teaching
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

All time favs?
Movie- L.A. Story (with Steve Martin)
Book-Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
Song- Living in Color by Frightened Rabbit

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Okay. This story is completely serious, 100% true, and totally without exaggeration. I swear.

I went shark diving off the coast of South Africa. While I was in the cage,the Great White came around the boat and breached, and bit the side of the cage where I was. I literally had the jaws of a 4 meter (11 or 12 foot) Great White shark 12 inches from my face. Most exhilarating moment of my life.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you English (I was an ESL teacher in China)
I can also teach you to knit, how to use a photography dark room, how to play pool, how to flip quarters from your elbow and catch them, and how to say "Thank you" in about 20 different languages.
I would like to learn how to surf, sail and scuba dive, and anything else you want to teach me.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, United States

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