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Overview

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  • Fluent in English
  • 38, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Art Therapist
  • too much
  • From South Florida, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

My husband and I are WWOOFing (willing workers on organic farms) throughout NZ to learn about permaculture and organic farming, living more sustainably, and alternative lifestyles

ABOUT ME

After climbing our respective corporate ladders in NYC for years, we realized that we wanted something different for ourselves. We fell in love with NZ while on our honeymoon in the South Island, and moved to Auckland a year ago. After working for about 6 months we decided to throw caution to the wind and utilize the WWOOFing scheme as a way to learn about different ways to live more in line with nature. We've come to learn that every few months we need a few days break in order to rest, relax, and see some of the various areas we're staying in.

PHILOSOPHY

To create the life you want to live!

Interests

We both love tramping, mountain biking (though my husband is much more daring and skilled than I), learning about other cultures, music, reading, creative ventures, engaging discussions, and healthy ways to cook

  • arts
  • cooking
  • reading
  • music
  • cycling
  • rock climbing
  • lakes

Music, Movies, and Books

movies: wouldn't even know where to begin but particularly into comedies, animation films, and nothing too serious
music: Dave Mathews, Paul Simon, Indigo Girls, Ray LaMontagne, u2 (old school stuff), Sublime . . . again too many to name
books: Ishmael, Clan of the Cave Bear . . . again too many to get into

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

biked through Vietnam, an expedition through the Nelson Lakes in the South Island

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm an art therapist so can offer various artistic techniques to help feel more free to engage in creative things, bread making, mural making, my husband's a wizz on excel, and I'm fairly skilled in Photoshop

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