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Don't stop actively learning
I'm an easy going person. Some of the things I enjoy most are music, good food, lively conversation, and the outdoors. I try to lead a peaceful life and to appreciate both the extraordinary and the commonplace parts of it. I want to see as much of the world as I can and to experience it with kind and honest people.
When I travel I try my best to fit in wherever I go (even though I still usually end up sticking out). I like to try to eat, drink, live, and think like a local. Doing that is infinitely more rewarding to me than simply being and seeing.
Compared to most Americans I think it's safe to say I'm introverted, but as I've traveled I've found the label applies to me much less in other cultures!
FYI - I work irregular shifts and days of the week as a nurse, but I'm happy to host when I'm able. It all depends how I'm scheduled.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I first created my Couchsurfing profile before going abroad to Japan after college. I've now met a bunch of wonderful people from around the world as hosts, surfers, and friends.
I met incredibly kind and adventurous people who affirmed my belief that the Couchsurfing community contains some amazing people.
Live music, playing music, foreign culture, food, beer, coffee, cooking, cycling, camping, travel, biology, health care, nature
Music, Movies, and Books
I really can`t even begin to list, but a few random things to give an idea:
Beck, Bonobo, My Morning Jacket, Tycho, Esperanza Spalding, Andrew Bird, The New Mastersounds, Deerhoof, Mastadon, Phish, Blur, Wilco, Toots and the Maytals, Radiohead, Shugo Tokumaru, 相対性理論, toe
Anything by Paul Thomas Anderson, Pedro Almodovar, all the Studio Ghibli films
The Lord of the Rings, Haruki Murakami, Michael Pollan, Jared Diamond
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Carrying mikoshi and drinking far too much sake out of a giant bottle in a local festival in Onuma, Hokkaido, Japan
Teach, Learn, Share
I can help others learn English, study Japanese, or play/teach drums and guitar
Countries I’ve Visited
Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Japan, United States