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I want to experience all that life has to offer! *^^*
I grew up an Air Force dependent. I spent my entire life moving around every 3 years. Even though my dad has retired and settled down, I'm spending my life traveling just as much.
I'm quiet when I'm faced with a new situation. But once I get comfortable, you'll see that I'm very vocal.
I'm currently living in Washington, DC (my soul mate city!).
"Follow your bliss." - Joseph Campbell
"Don't spend your life making excuses to yourself. You're the one who decides how to live your life." - Mugen, Samurai Champloo
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I currently don't have a couch available (sad face!). When I obtain a couch in the future, I will gladly offer it to you!
So far, I've spent time on a couch in Tokyo, Japan. It was my first experience, and it was fantastic! My hosts were familiar with Japan and gave me some recommendations on where to go. And they were also very welcoming!
Traveling, food, sleep, books, emoticons, challenges, the Internet, music, movies, exercise/recreational activities, meditation, geek stuff, art, good conversation, laughing.
My current web site of choice: reddit.com. It's a great source for what is new and popular on the internet.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: The Matrix, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Howl's Moving Castle
Music: Indie, Dance/Trance/Techno, Oldies, Video Game & Anime Soundtracks
Books: The Alchemist, Howl's Moving Castle, Zen Mind Beginner's Mind, The 4-Hour Body, Pride and Prejudice, The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, The Gift of Nothing, The Path of Synchronicity, Bridget Jones's Diary
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
When I was 22, I joined an organization called AmeriCorps NCCC. For 10 months, I traveled around with a team of people my age and did community service work. Our team name: Silver 6, made up of 4 boys and 8 girls.
We lived together, worked together, ate together, slept in the same rooms together, breathed the same air. We got up early in the morning to do 45 minutes of physical training, followed by an 8 - 10 hour day of work. Whether it was tutoring, building a house, cleaning a park, or feeding the homeless, we did it as a team.
In 10 months we visited California, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, and Nevada.
It was stressful. It was frustrating. Somedays, it was utter hell. I thought I was going to rip my hair out. 10 months of the same people 24/7? Constant physical activity in freezing cold or blistering heat? An extreme lack of privacy? AAHH!!
But when you ask me about it, I'll definitely say this: it was the best and worst job of my life. I made some of the best friends of my life during those 10 months. I love and miss my team and they will be in my heart forever.
Teach, Learn, Share
Look out for hot dogs mysteriously showing up in pastries in Korea or Japan. When I was in Fuokoka, Japan, I was eating at a Mister Donut. I had grabbed what looked like a fruit pastry. It was in fact a fruit pastry, but when I bit into it, there also happened to be a hot dog inside. It didn't taste horrible....it was just a strange thing to encounter.
Countries I’ve Visited
Greece, Ireland, Japan, Panama
Countries I’ve Lived In
Honduras, South Korea