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Working at a private school that is in its 2nd year. We started it from scratch only a month before we opened the doors to students last year. It has proven to be much harder than anticipated, and we are doing all we can to keep it going.
I am a middle school/ high school Spanish teacher 9 months a year and a nomad the other 3. I love travel, teaching, helping my students, Spanish, volunteering, volleyball, salsa dancing, playing guitar, reading and working out.
I'm not too much into drinking (only occasionally), so if you are looking for someone to hang out and get smashed with, maybe I'm not your girl. If you'd like to meet for coffee, a run, a walk, a talk or some kind of event, count me in!
I love all different kinds of people from all different cultures and am thankful for CS that gives us all the opportunity to connect with people we'd of otherwise never crossed paths with.
Do I believe everything happens for a reason? Not so much anymore, even though I'd like to. I do, however, believe in cause and effect. I can't say that any of the CSers I've met was "for a reason" but I can say that the relationships I've built with them and the experiences I've had have profoundly changed my life!
Under construction! But in the meantime, 2 quotes that kind of sum it all up...
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. ~Mark Twain
âTwenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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.â
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
*I can only host on WEEKENDS! :)
I have done an equal amount of hosting and surfing. I meet up as often as possible with the local Houston chapter...always good times!
visited 8 states (3.55%)Create your own visited map of The World
Met & hosted lots of great people...and a few not so much lol.
Culture, Books, Travel, Dancing, Cheese...mainly haha!
- salsa dancing
- working out
Music, Movies, and Books
Favorite movie: The Holiday
Favorite books: Eat, Pray, Love, Honeymoon with my Brother, Secret Diary of Don Juan
Favorite Music: The Fray, GooGoo Dolls, Camila
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
*Lived in Costa Rica for summer school when I was in college. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life!
*Went to Spain by myself during Christmas break a few years ago. THAT was an experience!
*Lived in New York for summer '08!
*Walked through the murder capital of NYC alone just to get my ipod back. (I did not have preexisting knowledge of the status of the area...obviously)
*Ran a half-marathon Jan. '09
*Volunteered in Peru summer '09. Hiked Machu Picchu at 4:00 in the morninng with only a book light and Wayna Picchu!
*Backpacked Patagonia...saw huge chunks of ice breaking off Perito Moreno Glacier
*Was on a 31 hour busride from Bariloche to El Calafate
*Encountered "Garganta del Diablo" at Iguazu Falls
*Hiked part of Cotopaxi in Ecuador
*Hiked to the summit of Pichinca in Ecuador
*Currently working with orphans in Ecuador. Best experience of all!!!
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Costa Rica, United States