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Shirley Van der Wielen

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Overview

  • 4 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English
  • 21, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • exploring
  • high school
  • From Perth
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

no big plans just finding life and enjoying creativity as i go

ABOUT ME

I was born in the Netherlands but raised in Australia, however the Dutch culture was never lost. I am very much a people person, Im curious and ask a lot of questions. I enjoy nothing more then indulging into interesting conversation. Happiness and positivity are key and it's the small things in life I treasure the most. For now im just trying to maintain a constant state of learning and self growth, eager to make the most out of every opportunity.

PHILOSOPHY

I try to always follow my gut intuition, listen to my feelings, ask for help, allow myself to fail, celebrate every moment of victory and breath.

Success: To laugh often and much To win the respect of others and the affection of children To earn the appreciation of honest critics To endure the betrayal of false friends To appreciate beauty, find the best in people To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social situation To know even one life has breathed easier because you lived -Ralph Waldo Emerson-

I love this quote, reading this always provides me with inspiration and direction.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Right now Im only surfing, but I hope to host people in the future once my travels come to a halt for a while.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Not alot of experience as yet, looking forward to changing this very soon.

Interests

Nature, people, music, art, reading, healthy eating & cooking, Exploring new places, history, spiritualaity, creativity, second hand goods, spending hours in parks, suprising someone.

Music, Movies & Books

I can't say I watch a lot of movies but I do love love love all kinds of music, I especially enjoy listening to alternative/indie/acoustic. My faourite artists at the moment are defintly Bon Iver, Ben Howard and florence and the machine. However I also really like to listen to a bit of electronic/trance.

I have phases of what sorts of books I read but some of my favourite authors are Jodi picoult, Khalid hosseini and of course the Genius behind the phenomena of 50 shades of grey, E.L James

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I recently skydived and it was the most liberating and empowering experience. It has made me see that even the sky is no longer a limit. You can achieve or do anything!

Teach, Learn, Share

In life with good comes bad I now fully realize and understand that the bad is not "bad" it's simply a challenge- a challenge to overcome and you can chose to learn, grow and turn it into something positive or you let it bring you down. Love who you are, be passionate and don't over think.. Enjoy!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey

Countries I've Lived In

Australia

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