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to laugh, enjoy, share, feel and embrace each moment...oh yeah and check everything off on my to do list!
I'm constantly reinventing myself and yet keeping the core values the same. Life is so fluid that I don't want to stay constant. I want to just be...and being is so full of beautiful options. I want to live with the freedom to make daily choices, change my mind, make mistakes and learn as much as I can. I spent the last 3 years, traveling to parts all over this world. I traversed lands that halted my step, breathed into my soul and gave me peace. I lived in the incredible landscapes of Guatemala, my Central American home. The valuable lessons in my life only bring me to this: I'm a fallible creature and I'm not afraid. I'm excited by life. I'm thrilled to be a part of this world and meet the incredible people along my journey. My journey is without a roadmap only a sense of direction. All I can say is "Life is sooooo good!"
for description sake, here are some words that describe me: independent, adventurous, spontaneous, uninhibited, passionate, fiesty, funky, healthy, loyal, introspective, inquisitive, determined, energetic, athletic, bold, hard-working, free willed, strong, reliable, decisive, positive and a total goof. LA girl, born and raised, but I'm not a Hollywood type just appreciate the LA lifestyle between glamour and flip flops! I VALUE: my family, friends, people who make a difference in my life, respect, freedom, love, passion, choice, truth, integrity, internal spirit, life, laughing, helping people, following dreams...
Some other useful info:
- I'm always up for an adventure.
- I'm super friendly and laid back.
- I love to entertain but I'm not a big partier and I won't bring the party home.
- I'm a minimalist but still defining the word.
- I'm full of fun stories
- I travel every chance I get.
- I'm very tidy and clean! (I definitely take good care of other people's things)
- I don't smoke, occasionally drink, love to dance
- I love dogs and hang with cats!!
I think that scratches the surface...
The world is amazing, I hope to get to know it well.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Update: I'm now an active host, traveler and always up for a gathering, a bit of fun in any city and tons of laughs with new friends!
I'm just getting started but I imagine I'll be an active member given my passion for people, traveling and education
Update: I've changed sheets for travelers coming through Guate...had tons of food, coffee, and beer with couchsurfers, climbed hills and danced in various settings till my feet groaned in pain...slept on many a mattresses, pillows, floors...and fallen in love with the CS community over and over again!
I'm currently staying on Jeff's couch here in Hong Kong. He's a good friend of mine from Uni and he's got a really nice couch! lol. I'm looking forward to hanging with other new friends on their couches. We actually heard about CouchSurfing at a birthday party where there was a guy staying on the couch of another guy at the party. It sounded great!
what i love now: traveling!!, new adventures, new journeys, yoga, the outdoors, outdoor sports, hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding, riding my bike, camping, walking, music, great djs, listening to new bands or undiscovered talent at a dive bar, spending time with my beautiful nieces, my family, my friends, new friends, volunteering, healthy debates, conversations that make you think, new challenges, education, INGO's, Guatemala!, different languages, fashion, indian food, ethiopian food, sushi, cooking, reading, playing chess & scrabble, watching movies but not TV, chilling, artists, books, dancing, movies, b & w photos, interior design, football, Steelers!, Carli (my Sky), physically pushing myself to the limit, helping people, my 10 year plan!
- interior design
- indian food
- outdoor activities
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
my body rocks to the beats and my mind whirls around the words...I love music...I love exploring new sounds...and I love more than anything, sharing the world of music with friends...
rock, alternative, blues, indie, 80s, techno, soft rock, hip hop, latin jazz, salsa, merengue, marimba, folk, bluegrass, guitar gods, so much amazing music so little time. The love of my life - Ben Harper! john butler trio, tool, metallica, velvet revolver, stp, (Scott Weiland), black eyed peas, 30 seconds to mars, alicia keys, shakira, bela fleck & the flecktones, jeff beck, the black crowes, christina aguilera, tcm, eric clapton, eric lindell, g love & special sauce, james taylor, jimi hendrix, john mayer, john coltrane, miles davis, salmonella dub, stevie ray vaughn, marc broussard, marc anthony, state radio, social distortion, pearl jam, chris cornell, rufus wainwright, jose alfredo jimenez, ruben gonzales, buena vista social club, Afro Cuban All Stars, gotan project, chambao, bonito, rodrigo y gabriela, marima de oaxaca, papa sigue vivo, nightmare on the wax, royksopp, steve freund, steve miller band, stellastarr, sonya kitchell, under the influence of giants, van morrison, paul van dyke, paul oakenfeld, missy elliott, carlos vives, chayenne, the beach soundtrack, the Last of the Mohicans soundtrack, and the list goes on and on...
Favorite pelis: The Notebook (I'm a closet romantic), Thomas Crown Affair, Last of the Mohicans, Moulin Rouge, Frida, anything Guy Ritchie
Favorite books: The Alchemist, Pride and Prejudice, Kite Runner, 1000 Splendid Suns, anything travel related, and anything Marcus Buckingham, the one about my life...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Fallen in love with people, places and food throughout the world, climbed in places that take your breath away, traveled to my heart's content, and felt a sense of freedom that vibrates in my soul and reminds me of how blessed I truly am....
Teach, Learn, Share
I want to share life, laughter, languages, cultures, food....it's all a learning process that enriches our soul.
Countries I’ve Visited
Afghanistan, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Laos, Mexico, Paraguay, Thailand, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Countries I’ve Lived In