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Overview

  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Japanese
  • 19, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Filmmaker, pedicabber, kayak instructor, ditch digger
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About Me

I believe life is beautiful and deserving of appreciation. Currently getting to know myself, learning what fills me with joy and makes me come alive. New to CouchSurfing and am stoked by the idea of it. My experience suggests people are consistently amazing in ways I couldn't possibly anticipate and I'm down to follow this. In the process of accepting creative responsibility for my life. Simultaneously trying to man up and get in touch my inner child.

Got out of high school and started working on an independent film with 2 good fiends. Working odd jobs but live with family and film project is main focus atm (has been primary vehicle for my education). Has helped me realize I really care about asking questions and seeking meaning.

I've heard it said that "there are no answers, only better questions" . I'm down with that and am game to enjoy the ride while it's here.

Curious to get different perspectives on the world, experience different ways of living and connect to all sorts of people.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Don't have much cash to spend and won't for a while but would love to keep travelling and explorin new places.
love the idea of making friends all over the place. Would be stoked to host one day too and show people my unique POV on my home.

(insert "I think" after every also)
Also, different cultures and lifestyles are fascinating
Also, the world needs people to come together seeking understanding and love
Also, everyone has something(s) to teach
Also, trust is key to a healthy society & it's important to build it.
Also, you experience a place differently through someone else's world
Also, it seems to be building wonderful community

Plus it seems like loads of fun!

Interests

  • culture
  • yoga
  • hunting
  • ecology
  • history
  • philosophy
  • urban exploration
  • mythology
  • storytelling
  • sustainability
  • permaculture
  • bushcraft
  • mindfulness
  • religions
  • foraging
  • navigation
  • organic farming
  • movement

Music, Movies, and Books

Music:
Love wide array of music from different genres but have been really into singer-songwriters and folk artists lately.
older ones, e.g. Rodriguez, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell...
and younger ones like Thorin Loeks, Jose Gonzalez, Shaky Graves, Ben Howard, Iron and Wine, Bon Iver... I'm mega super especially digging the authentic jams of Jon and Roy atm.
Also, gotta throw them Nujabes beats on for cooking, cleaning or writing (occasional freestyling too)

Movies:
I could go on and on but will try and keep it simple.
Most moving non-fiction film I've seen recently - When Two Worlds Collide (think it's on Netflix)
Films that have been capturing my imagination - Recent experience watching movies is characterized by coming under the spell of Hayao Miyazaki's magical works with Studio Ghibli (Naausica of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, all the rest of them

Books:
Love reading, don't know where to start. If you like to anything at all, I'm d to talk about it and am always open to new suggestions.
Currently reading - Collapse by Jarred Diamond, Zen and the Art of Making a Living by Laurence Boldt

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Thinking back to interesting things I've done, 1 jumps out as amazing to me as it required and uncharacteristic confidence and vulnerability during a very insecure time for me.
*setting* It's the 8th grade. I'm about as grounded as a fresh helium balloon the baby just let go of. I have some good friends but find my middle school's social climate harsh, hostile and confusing. Feel like my childhood has been prematurely ended as I rush into a perverted idea of what it means to grow up. Extremely self-concious and concerned with other's judgements, regular bouts of anxiety. *wtf moment* Heard on the announcements that the school musical was going to be Greese. I thought "hey I remember watching that with my mom when I was a kid" so I auditioned , got one of he lead roles and had to sing + dance in front of the whole school (wasn't like I discovered some hidden talent for singing either) .

Teach, Learn, Share

What Can I Teach?
I can likely help you improve your kayak stroke and have pretty extensive experience with equipment-free strengthening programs focused on the lower body (learned through rehabbing my fair share of gnarly injuries). Also walk my mom through some basic yoga from time to time so if that's an interest I could be of some assistance. Also, if you've always wanted to make a little home movie, but haven't known how to go about it, I may be of assistance. Last off the top of my head, I may be able to conjure up some good improv games :)

What am I trying to learn?
I'm happy to learn about whatever it is that makes someone passionate and feel alive. Hella down to try new things, even when my skill level is zero. 2 things which I've had a deep interest in for a while but have never had the courage or "shittogetherenoughness" to nurture is truly learning another language and learning to play an instrument. Musical thing particularly intimidates me but I'm feeling ready to pursue it.

What can I share?
Only thing I can guarantee to bring with me is a positive attitude and an open mind.
Also, I make no claims at being a good or even decent cook. But I consistently attempt to combine nutritious ingredients in a creative and palatable way. I'd be more than happy to do the same for you.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada

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