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Overview

  • 6 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Indonesian
  • 41, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Publishing Rep for College Textbooks
  • Bachelor's in English: Creative Writing, Teaching degree,...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To explore and be: the traveler, the dancer, the poet, the musician, the wanderer, the sun, the moon and all things interconnected

ABOUT ME

Live in the moment! Energetic, passionate, crazy, fun, social, ...sometimes quiet and introspective, curious...
I love to:
be on my feet, move, dance,run, garden, play, read, sing (to myself, in the shower or sometimes in front of people!...
learn, travel, be new in the world and bring the world into me...
create, create, create through words, movement, music, nature. ah, music--can play piano (when I want to), am learning cello (soul instrument but still tough), can play about eight chords on guitar and write songs...
be in nature: hiking, camping, healing...
I love dance, becoming aware of the body, watching bodies in transition, feeding the body in nourishing ways, being healthy, growing food, cooking...
always trying new things, new adventures and reflecting...
listening to people, collaborating, working together...
thinking, doing, thinking, doing, watching the world, learning and trying to make it a more beautiful, harmonious place...

PHILOSOPHY

Microcosms and macrocosms interconnected. What radiates from inside, shines into the world and the world reflects its energy back inside of us.
Compassion towards people, listen to ourselves, listen to each other as we all travel our own unique journeys and collide.
Eastern spirituality: mindfulness, the dialectic, acceptance, impermanence

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Bologna and Ferrara (Italia)

Interests

dancing, reading, writing, thinking, feeling, moving, running, hiking, animals, socializing, learning, traveling,exploring, wandering...

  • animals
  • writing
  • singing
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • running
  • gardening
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • guitar
  • piano
  • hiking
  • camping
  • scuba diving

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: The Arctic Monkeys, Kronos Quartet, Lykke Li, The National, PJ Harvey, MGMT, Fleet Foxes, The Last Shadow Puppets, Mice Parade, The Shins, DeVotchKa, The Beatles, Bjork, Supreme Beings of Leisure, The Guess Who, Gorillaz, Yo-Yo Ma, world music, Ethiopian Jazz, Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck, Astrud Gilberto, Frank Sinatra, Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline, Dusty Springfield, The Mamas and the Papas, ABBA, Sigur Ros, Florence and the Machine, Widespread Panic, Phish, David Bowie, Cream, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Bravery, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Books: Poetry by Rumi, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Love in the Time of Cholera, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Herman Hesse: Demian, Siddhartha, Narcissus and Goldmund, Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita, short stories, Paulo Coelho: The Zahir, Franz Kafka: The Metmorphosis, Milan Kundera: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, Eastern Philosophy, Buddhism, Psychology books on happiness, social psychology, evolutionary psychology, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell!
Movies: The Cook/The Thief/His Wife/and Her Lover, The Pillow Book, The Greatest Dad in the World, Gladiator, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, documentaries: Food Inc, Why We Fight, The One Percent, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've been scuba diving in Belize at around 60 feet, danced on the ocean floor and gotten stung by a fire coral! Ouch but well worth it.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belize, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, Sweden

Countries I’ve Lived In

Indonesia, United States

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