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I am an opera singer. I love stories, and I love traveling. I just married the love of my life, and cannot wait to go on lots of adventures with him!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I am still a student, so the financial aspect of Couchsurfing is wonderful! Also, I love to get to know the people wherever I go, and couchsurfing is a great way to do that. I want to know what a city *feels* like, not just where its tourist points are. Also, I want the opportunity to speak other languages.
I didn't want to be a musician when I grew up. I wanted to be a marine biologist! Music was always in my life, but always in the background - a hobby - never the focus. After my freshman year in college, I had to choose a major. I called my mom sobbing because I was about to go fill out the paperwork to be a music major. I was scared. I knew it would be difficult to make a living as a musician. I knew it would mean changing my sedentary lifestyle for one of adventure. I didn't know if I was good enough to make it happen. My mom just said, "Rachel, you're made for music. It's what you're meant to do. Don't fight it."
And, like most moms, she was right. I found a love for opera. It stimulates my love of psychology (both my parents are psychologists); opera is all about how people feel such incredibly deep, basic feelings that they cannot be expressed any other way but in music. It stimulates my love of storytelling. It stimulates my love of reaching out to my fellow man.
- art history
- local history
Music, Movies, and Books
Harry Potter (all of them, but Prisoner of Azkaban is the best!)
Lord of the Rings
The Princess Bride
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Oh, no. Life is too awesome to only have one.
I've watched the sunset over a Tuscan valley with a glass of wine in my hand and friends at my side.
I've performed in three countries.
I married a stunningly kind, caring, funny, hard working, honest man.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can sing! I also am a good cook/baker, and LOVE sharing a meal.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy
Countries I’ve Lived In