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I am here to build relationships based on the common goal of self-development and self-exploration. I hope to help and inspire others in the same way that I am helped and inspired by you.
I grew up as a jazz musician and have experienced life in multiple careers but now am primarily focused on my applications to doctoral programs in experimental psychology. My plans for the next year are to start playing music again and start a band, move closer to work somewhere around Brighton/Allston/Somerville/Cambridge, complete a 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat to challenge myself, and travel nationally and internationally to one or more of the following: Thailand, Haiti, Sydney, or New Zealand where I can finally go bungee jumping.
I am extremely focused on my professional development but, at the same time, enjoy being ridiculous, hyper, and have a septum piercing. I find this video highly amusing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFZtOk42ets
My philosophy is very nihilistic and optimistic as a result. We are happiest when we are invested in others and in goals. So, I live my life in accordance with self-improvement, self-exploration and a dedication to giving back to others.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Although I just joined and am only putting together my profile, I strongly identify with the mission of the site. Since I worked in sales, I have learned the importance of networking and the power of give and take relationships.
Music is a massive part of my identity and happiness. I attribute a great deal of my success to the support Iâ
Music, Movies, and Books
I don't read books, I read research articles which makes me knowledgeable about psychology but my writing horribly academic.
Fight Club, American Beauty and A Few Good Men are my favorite movies.
I listen to hardcore, grindcore, mathcore, punk rock and jazz.
Here's a song I happen to be really into right now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MgbN1S7BUs
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I played at Symphony Hall when I was 17
Teach, Learn, Share
The most broadly applicable thing I can teach others is how to set and achieve goals. While many people on this site are probably very good at this, I have a systematic approach that I have used to explore life through many incompatible lifestyles. These experiences have forced me to confront my fears and pursue goals in spite of feelings of strong resistance.