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Enjoy life and help others do the same
Why does everything have to be about me? :-) I'm the first US born member on both my mom and dad's side of the family. I was raised speaking Romanian and only learned English in school (so technically Romanian is my 1st language). I did learn to read and write Romanian and have been back to the mother land 18 times. While I do love it there, America is my home. Growing up, my family has always hosted families from around the world and I've been blessed to meet so many wonderful people. I've personally given many many tours of Chicago and know secret spots that most Chicagoan's don't know about. I grew up in the city, but then moved to the suburbs when I was a teen. I have been living in both Chicago and in a suburb of Phoenix for the past 5 years and have really enjoyed it. I work for a Virtual Market Research firm which allows me to travel a lot as I can work from anywhere. I'm more of a snowbird as I avoid the cold Chicago winters, and then flee the summer heat of Phoenix.
Live your life to the fullest. Walk on people, and you will be trampled on by many more, show a little kindness and you will get robbed. Huh? Yea, there is no easy answer. Be smart about what you do, how you do it, and when you do it. Live for the now, but don't forget that there might just be a tomorrow that you might regret. With that said, be true to yourself and others and things will be ok.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I attend as many CS events as I can in Phoenix and surrounding areas.
I have Traveled (surfed) San Diego, LA, NYC and Vegas, Germany, Italy, San Francisco, New Mexico, Paris, Barcelona and Madrid. I meet as many surfers as I can whether just for coffee or to host or be hosted.
Nothing but positive... Just Great!!! I spent about 1 week going between multiple city's talking to people and experiencing how they live. You really get to see who you are as a person only after you meet others. I can't wait to attend another CS function, or to be able to host someone that hosted me. I believe I've made some friends that I will have for a very long time. Thanks CS!
I'll be first to admit that I'm a geek. I have a background in computer science and I can spend hours and days on a computer. Don't get me wrong I can live without my computer for about 2-3day... LOL! But then I have a nervous break down and jump back online. It is one addiction that is hard to overcome. I do enjoy other things such as traveling and just spending quality time with loved ones. Unfortunately that time is usually limited as most are married and or have kids or have demanding jobs so my time with them is scarce. I'm always up for a trip or just food with friends. I cook a lot and have recently taken up baking... The last 3 events I attended I brought food with me and not one bite was left.
- computer science
Music, Movies, and Books
I like watching a good movie now and then, but music is like the air I breath. Music is my motivation to go on. What kind you ask? It doesn't matter, as long as I like it and it speaks to my soul.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've seen many many things and have traveled many places but the most amazing thing I've seen is Life.
Teach, Learn, Share
YES, YES and YES. I do it all. I mainly try to Learn and Share but every now and then I am forced to Teach :-). Oh the joys of life...
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In