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Learning life from life.
I am Ukrainian-American. Born in Ukraine and immigrated to the US when I was 12. After Ukraine, California is my second home. Virginia is now my third.
"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking other people to live as one wishes to live."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I enjoy hosting travelers. I have only surfed twice myself, but I'm usually the host.
Family, friends, communication, languages, poetry, the human condition, wine, learning Spanish, books (autobiographies, fiction, nonfiction), self improvement, travel, movies, music, gym, nature, meeting new people, and all around just having a good time.
- self improvement
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: The Godfather (all parts), Young Frankenstein, The Jerk, True Romance, Magnolia, Stranger Than Fiction, Se7en, Julie and Julia, Garden State, and many, many more.
Favorite or impactful books: "White Oleander" by Janet Fitch, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky, "You Can Heal Your Life" by Louise Hay, "Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg, “The Irresistible Revolution" by Shane Claiborne, "A New Earth" By Eckhart Tolle, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" by J.K. Rowling, "A Complicated Kindness" by Miriam Toews, and others.
Music: I like a lot of different stuff. Some of the better concerts I went to were: Beck, Alt-J, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Jason Isbell.
Countries I’ve Visited
Cayman Islands, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Ukraine, United States