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My current mission is to complete as much schooling as i can, to break out and travel, to enrich and be enriched, and write about everything!
I am twenty-five years old. My father is a big influence, even though we have a poor relationship. He taught me to love travel at am earlier age and once i was old enough, relayed tales of hitch-hiking through the East Coast and Europe, visiting head shops in Morocco, running across Paris in time to view the Louvre before it closed for the night, etc. I think my mother fancied his energy and we have enjoyed our family vacations together. Almost entirely without fail, during every family vacation, we have toured a cavern or cave system.
I am currently pursuing a degree in English, with aspirations to teach creative writing at the college level. All subjects fascinate me and i imagine i'll be in school for a long time.
Outside of school, i use everyday as another learning experience. Education is everywhere if you're open to it.
I am pleased to say that i have been a semi-vegan since December 2005. (I say 'semi' because although i do not drink milk, i do eat organic yogurt, cheeses, and cage-free, vegetarian eggs.) I prefer to eat organic foods, cook my own meals, and count calories (when i'm not in a rush).
When i am not working or in class, i like to browse the internet, read, exercise, attend art shows and concerts, visit friends, and write.
I'm a goth who wears black V-neck tees instead of fussing with lacing up into boots and corsets. My closet is mostly skinny jeans, band t-shirts, and cardigans. I don't wear much makeup, but i relish my eyeliner.
Music is so incredibly important to me. Visiting shows and concerts is my equivalent to attending church. The energy of so many people coming together to support an act or group of artists is a drug. Without music, i would be directionless.
I have three lovely kitty cat children; Filburt, Gojira, and Trainwreck. :)
My sense of humor is very sardonic. I have no shame. I try to keep good spirits, but i am susceptible to mood swings. When i'm well, i am cheery and giggly, focused, and thoughtful. I like to debate and listen, and i can admit when i'm wrong.
Experience is my religion.
I live my passions.
I believe that all energy cycles, so to do well to take care of myself and the people within reach, so to ward off negative energy. But, some suffering is necessary, even if you do good.
Above all, honesty and reason.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Until i am living independently, i will be utilizing the couches of others. However, i have every intention to open my home once i have a place of my own. I'm very accompanying to the needs of others and i love to host.
For now, i am glad to except the hospitality of others and provide travelers passing through with conversation over a cup.
As of yet, i haven't had the pleasure of building much experience through CouchSurfing just yet, but i have heard by word of mouth what an exceptional organization it is and i'm glad to have become a part of it.
Animal rights. Anthropology. Art. Bigfoot. Black eyeliner. Biology. Body modification. Bumper stickers. Calorie counting. Caves. Coffee. Collecting recipes. Conversation. Cooking/baking. Dancing. Documentaries. Energies. Exercising. Family. Fasting. Feminism. Fishnet. Friends. Gender studies. Ghosts. Herbs. Hiking. History. Human rights. Jewelry making. Journaling. Karma. Kitty cats. Learning new things. Little fuzzy animals. Long hair. Making connections. Magazine cutouts. Memories. Meditation. Modeling. Movies (of my choice --i'm picky). Music. Nature. Organic living. The paranormal. Penguins. Politics. Polka-dots. Poetry. Philosophy. Photography. Reading. Ripperology. Self-improvement. Serial killers. Sociology. Stripes. Tea. Travel. Trees. Truth news. Unsolved mysteries. Unconventionality. Vampires. Vegetarian/vegan living. Vitamins. Writing.
- human rights
- womens rights
- organic food
- gender studies
Music, Movies, and Books
MUSIC: 30 Seconds to Mars. 36 Crazyfists. Absurd Minds. Aesthetic Perfection. AFI. Alice in Chains. Android Lust. A Perfect Circle. Assemblage 23. Asy9. Ayria. The Beatles. The Birthday Massacre. Blaqk Audio. Blutengel. Bush. Celldweller. Coldplay. Collide. Combichrist. The Cruxshadows. Crystal Castles. The Cure. Dave Navarro. Dead Meadow. Dead Sexy. The Decemberists. Deftones. Depeche Mode. The Doors. Ego Likeness. (mostly old) Evanescence. Fashion Bomb. The Flaming Lips. The Goo Goo Dolls. The Gorillaz. Gravity Kills. Halou. H.I.M. Holocaust Humanity. Imperative Reaction. iLiKETRAiNS. Incubus. Jane's Addiction. Jars of Clay. Jefferson Airplane. (older) Jewel. Jimi Hendrix. Johnny (motherfucking) Cash. KoRn. Lacuna Coil. Led Zeppelin. Linkin Park. London After Midnight. Madonna. Mankind is Obsolete. Marilyn Manson. Massive Attack. Michael Jackson. Mindless Self Indulgence. Mogwai. Mordacious. Mortiis. Morrissey. Muse. My Chemical Romance. My Morning Jacket. The National. Neuroticfish. Nightwish. Nine Inch Nails. Nirvana. OhGr. Orgy. Ours. PIG. Placebo. Plain Jane Automobile. Prick. The Prodigy. Psyclon 9. Pusifer. Queen Adreena, and all Katie Jane Garside projects. Radiohead. Rage Against the Machine. Razed in Black. Red Hot Chili Peppers. Red Sparowes. The Shins. Skinny Puppy. (newer, some) Slipknot. The Smashing Pumpkins. Taking Back Sunday. Tool. TV On the Radio. Tweaker. Underworld. Uranium 235. VNV Nation. Velvet Acid Christ. Virgins or Pigeons. Voltaire. The White Stripes. Wolfsheim. Wumpscut. Zeromancer.MOVIES: Quills. From Hell. Sliding Doors. The Crow. Gangs of New York. Pulp Fiction. Amelie. Fight Club. The Cell. Shakespeare in Love. The Nightmare Before Christmas. Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones's Diary: Edge of Reason. Original Sin. The Princess Bride. Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Dracula: Dead and Loving It. The Addams Family and The Addams Family: Values. The Matrix --the first one only. The Boondock Saints. The Man in the Iron Mask. Elizabeth. American Beauty. Clue. Snatch. To Wong Foo: Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The Godfather (parts one and two). AUTHORS: Stephen King. Chuck Palahniuk. Christopher Pike. Sylvia Plath. Bret Easton-Ellis. Edgar Allen Poe. Gillian Flynn. Upton Sinclair. Marya Hornbacher. Ian McEwan. Allen Ginsburg. Gregory Corso. Augusten Burroughs. Charlotte Bronte. Patrick Phillips. Gary Jackson. EE Cummings. Kurt Vonnegut.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
When i was 14, my parents and younger brother took a trip to South Dakota to go caving. During a tour of Bethlehem Cave, our tour guide jumped over a ledge off the path and helped us down. We crossed through an unlit passage into a part of the cave that wasn't meant to be utilized by the public. Our guide waded into a pond, cupped his hand and drank from the water. He explained that because caverns are so dark, bacteria would not thrive. He bid us to do the same and we --with the exception of my mother-- dipped our lips into the pond and drank. To this day, i have never tasted such fresh, pure water. It was amazing.
Teach, Learn, Share
Never underestimate the value of a fish oil supplement and good, food based vitamin and chelated mineral supplements. These are especially important if your diet is limited by travel or fasting.
It just takes thirty minutes of exercise to make a difference.
Talk to the person standing next to you --it will change and shape your world.
Drip coffee has more caffeine than espresso. Go for the light roast if you want to twitch!
Live without regrets --say what you think and feel when you think and feel it. Nothing is helped by holding back.
Use a blend of natural oils on fresh tattoos --not lotion. This will keep you very moisturized and help you to peel faster.
Countries I’ve Visited
France, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
United Kingdom, United States