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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Corporate Account Manager / Bookseller
  • University
  • From London
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To connect with people throughout the world whilst exploring it.

ABOUT ME

Hey! I'm Melissa.
So I'm a...
Recent graduate, busy bookseller, loud giggler, cynical optimist, movie lover, honest friend, passionate person, avid conversationalist, shy extrovert, good listener, lost linguist, unsure writer, clearly a babbler and I like adjectives and nouns together.

PHILOSOPHY

We prepare for glory by failing until we don't.

Be the person you want to meet.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

This is the first time I've connected with CS so incredibly excited to get involved.

Interests

Meeting people, films, books, music, gym, writing, journalism, photography, discussions, drunk dancing, linguistics, avenging Coulson.

  • writing
  • books
  • photography
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • education
  • movies
  • socializing
  • music
  • karaoke
  • teaching
  • journalism
  • languages
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

"What really matters is what you like, not what you are like... Books, records, films -- these things matter. Call me shallow but it's the truth".

Films:
Little Miss Sunshine, Leon, Lolita, Avengers Assemble, Manhattan, Mrs. Doubtfire, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Bridget Jones' Diary, American Beauty, Inglorious Basterds, High Fidelity, Fight Club.

Music:
Massive Attack, Pearl Jam, The Killers, Fatboy Slim, Elbow, Kate Bush, Lady Gaga, Fleetwood Mac, Franz Ferdinand, Foxes, Nina Simon.

Books:
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, One Day by David Nichols, Wonder by RJ Palacio, America Again by Stephen Colbert.

TV:
Lost, The Colbert Report, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Blackadder, The Thick of It, Mad Men, The Simpsons, The Daily Show.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Educated to university / college without having a formal education since high school.
Travelled with different people on every holiday.
Partied until dawn on the beach with strangers during the Sant Joan festival in Barcelona.
Rode The Big One at Blackpool and The Cyclone in New York despite being scared of rollercoasters.
Had conversations with some of my biggest heroes and inspirations. (No name dropping for now, I'll save it for another time).
Interned for a London magazine.
Got absolutely lost in Paris.
All night karaoke in Berlin.

Teach, Learn, Share

Everyone!
It's taken me a really long time to get that we're all on our own equally turbulent path. I want to hear about your path!

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom

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