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To enjoy life and meet interesting people.
I'm laid back, but I get anxious kinda easily, so figure that out. I love to be doing stuff, and I like to make a game out of whatever I'm doing because I get bored easily. I love to read, have good conversations with people who think differently than I do, and I enjoy almost everything I do. Or at least I try to enjoy it. I'm loyal. I'm very close to my family, who all live here in Huntsville, and if you sleep on my couch you will probably meet one or all of them. Which would be nice for you, since my mom is a great cook. =) I make EXCELLENT chocolate chip cookies.
I think my personal philosophy is in transition. I grew up in a strong (and suffocating) faith in God. I left that for awhile, but now I'm coming back as an adult and trying to live out a faith without succumbing to the cookie cutter version that is sold here (in the Bible Belt U.S). At this particular moment in life, I think I live to enjoy life, to deepen relationships with people I love and trust, to experience everything life has to offer, and to figure out what it means to live life while believing I am loved by God.
Warum ich bei Couchsurfing bin
I got free hugs from the couchsurfers in Austin, TX. =) Can't wait for more experiences to describe!
faith, books, music, sports, games, rock climbing, movies, painting, traveling, taking walks, friends, talking to people, baking, kayaking, planting (and then killing) flowers, camping, hiking, learning, teaching, kids, family, social injustices, education, eating good food, sleeping, coffee with cream, journaling, sketching, doing things I'm nervous about so I can conquer that fear, making a difference in the world somehow...
- rock climbing
Musik, Filme und Bücher
Music: Wilco, Regina Spektor, Vampire Weekend, Amos Lee, The Head and the Heart, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Weezer (don't judge-I already told you that I'm loyal), Radiohead, Blind Pilot, Ani Difranco, The Civil Wars, Animal Collective, Adele, etc.etc.etc.
Books: Siddhartha, Life of Pi, East of Eden, Atlas Shrugged, Crime and Punishment, anything by Phillip Roth, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Gone with the Wind, The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, The Giver, Hatchet...
Movies: American Beauty, Sideways, Out of Africa, The Full Monty, Night of the Iguana, 12 Angry Men, The Orphanage, Junebug, Bowling for Columbine, Slumdog Millionaire, Good Will Hunting, Tommy Boy, Adam Sandler movies (guilty pleasures are the best!), Dumb and Dumber, and on and on
Eine tolle Erfahrung, die ich gemacht habe
The most amazing thing I've experienced ever is hands down when I helped my sister in law give birth to my two nephews. Being there when life comes forth is moving, life-changing.
Lehren, lernen, teilen
I can teach you how to make some delicious southern food (which basically means we'll fry EVERYTHING). I'd probably like to learn about anything that you can teach me, but some specifics are: jewelry making, white water kayaking, knitting or crocheting, baking tasty treats, your culture and traditions, your faith and beliefs, and new games.
Länder, die ich besucht habe
Argentina, Guatemala, Italy, Togo
Länder, in denen ich gelebt habe