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To see the world and learn from it all!
I'm adventurous, friendly, and outgoing! I love animals and I own a cute and fluffy Siberian Husky named Moya. :) I'm an artist and an extremely amateur guitar player. I may be able to trade a few photographs or a song or two for a place to stay.
I'm a gracious and respectful house guest and I strive to leave the place cleaner than when I arrived!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain
"To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I cannot tell why some things hold for me
A sense of unplumbed marvels to befall,
Or of a rift in the horizon's wall
Opening to worlds where only gods can be.
There is a breathless, vague expectancy,
As of vast ancient pomps I half-recall,
Or wild adventures, uncorporeal,
Ecstasy-fraught, and as a day-dream free.
It is in sunsets and strange city spires,
Old villages and woods and misty downs,
South winds, the sea, low hills, and lighted towns,
Old gardens, half-heard songs, and the moon's fires,
But though its lure alone makes life worth living,
None gains or guesses what it hints at giving."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I first couch surfed by accident in San Diego. We were locked out of a friend's house while he was at work and a neighbor girl kindly let us stay with her for the night. She introduced me to this website.
I've also couch surfed with friends in the UK and Europe and of course, various places here in the united states.
I had an amazing experience couch surfing in Australia in 2009. It really turned me on to the CS scene.
I've hosted people out at my family cabin for many years, though not through CS. It has always been an immense pleasure.
Photography, music, nature,
mysticism, herbalism, spirituality,
adventure, travel, dreams, poetry
mysteries, secrets, deep water, artists,
poets, knights, ladies, fae, dragons,
trees, the goddess, wind in my hair,
love stories, vampires, werewolves,
the rain, sea shells, horses, fairy tales,
legends, ghost stories, the stars,
the silence of snow, human relationships,
physical contact, moss, growing things,
the Earth, mythology, new places, hugs,
smiles, sunrises, sunsets, waves, roses,
the smell of earth, satin, feathers,
candles, incense, the sound of running water,
the feeling of paint on my hands, wolves,
the ocean, the feeling of the wind in the back of my throat,
being kissed, giving kisses, getting flowers,
strawberries, champagne, red wine, absinthe,
dark chocolate, olives, mermaids, pistachios,
hands running through my hair, autumn,
Halloween, bonfires, good beer,
- red wine
Music, Movies, and Books
Lord of the Rings, Anne Rice and the Vampire Chronicles, Byron, Keats, Shakespeare
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Kicking cancer's ass!
Roving the hills of Ireland is definitely up there. :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In