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I naturally smile a lot, and I make a point to find more reasons to smile about things big and small, esp. when things don't appear to go my way. I enjoy catching people off guard with fast clever or silly wit. I'm comfortable and have fun in virtually any atmosphere or activity. People often say they feel like they've known me before, and some wonder why and how I stay so at peace and happy (even goofy and child-like, I confess). How do I approach the world that way, they wonder, calling me an enigma. I will say, it's a practice. .. I've lived in Arizona, Cuernavaca (briefly), SanFrancisco, Napa, Milwaukee, SantaFe, now ~7mos. MO. I use both left and right sides of my brain, rational and creative always rolling. I like thinking and imagining, being all I can, looking for challenges to see how much more I might be here for. .. Planned to be a doctor, primarily in complimentary and alternative medicine (ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÅCAMÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ or mind-body medicine), as an N.D., but placed raising my children before more school and career change, remained in accounting and business mgmt. CAM is, however, weaved in as part of my lifestyle, used some for In-Home Healthcare, share with any others in need or any others who are curious, as I still thoroughly enjoy research and enjoy puttin' on the ole ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÅdoctor jacketÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ when appropriate. .. I've gone rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, bungee-jumping. Frequently camped the beaches of MÃÆÃÂ©xico, bringing my books to study, then broke loose to party [ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÅCRAZY!ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ my friends would say.. ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÅAWEsome office!ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ I replied ;)] .. Traveled much of the Southwest, hiked many places incl. the Grand Canyon. Eventually moved on from brainy-geek/granola-chick to Haight Street, SanFrancisco, working downtown, solely managing 2 German import companies for 2 owners who lived abroad. Went deep underground on weekends to ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÅcountless other sidesÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ. Much diversity, culture, art and cuisine ---absolutely beautiful. Eventually married and raised a family. Drove off to wine country and became the right arm of a retired United Airline pilot with vineyards, a winery, commercial real estate and his own personal family matters. Held some tastings, hosted other events. Been to fine members-only Steven Spielberg and Robert Mondavi festivities. Seen much. Humans everywhere. Split off to do my own projects. Eventually divorced and kept movin'. From Napa, Milw and SantaFe, I cont'd w/some projects, taught in schools, had my own Scout Troop, served the community, did some "crazy things" my social worker friends they'd "NEVER do!" [looking down, shaking their heads, then finally busted out laughing with me for my boldness]. .. I lost much, achieved so much more, realizing I never lost a thing, nor can I. .. I love where I am; know there's clearly more, and will live to Live it. I have wisdom, knowledge, creativity. I value authenticity. I'm simple, sophisticated; educated, learning more. Confident, charismatic, determined, humble, in awe. I am a chameleon by nature. "Hippie Elegant" I teasingly say ;) .. Take in my quiet time, LOVE being OUT THERE(!).. I am an observer; I have vision. Driven like I'll explode, even greater dreams I must follow. Next Stop (AUG.2013): "JOYnFEST" project, Branson/area MO...
I'm a tourist.. Use each moment to explore. Pictures in my mind.. tho fully sensed. Make plans, welcome curious change. Safe and Free.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've given home to people on the street before, not thru Couchsurfing, but WOW, I'll say it was months of an interesting experience. Wanted to do it; maybe not quite THAT way again(?) .. So now is my time of need 'til I get myself situated again. Then I would LOVE to be a Host of Couchsurfing, as I have access to Timeshare loops and expect to have a nice place and love to meet people, serve where possible, welcome & entertain, if appropriate ツ
Haven't had any yet, though I've known about this wonderful network for ~2 yrs., and have hosted others unofficially.
Books/Reading, Camping, Coffee and conversation, Business networking, Cooking/RawFoodPrep, Dining out, Gardening/Landscaping, Hobbies and crafts, Movies/Videos, Museums and art, Music and concerts, Exploring new areas, NaturalHealth, Nightclubs/Dancing, Performing arts, Photography, Religion/Spiritual/QuantumPhysics, Shopping/Antiques, Travel/Sightseeing, Volunteering, Wine tasting, Writing/Journaling, Yoga .. YIKES 0_0!
- performing arts
- wine tasting
- pub crawls
- bungee jumping
- rock climbing
- social work
Music, Movies, and Books
MOVIES: Trippy Mystery Thrillers, SciFi, Suspense, Documentaries (History/WorldReligion, Science/Physics), Witty Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Children's/Family.. Usu. not much of a "Couch-sitter" on TV shows; maybe catch fave series on Netflix. MUSIC: Everything really (except maybe* Country/Western).. World (Latin, Reggae, Brazilian, African, Celtic, etc), R&B, HipHop, Techno, Trance, Rock, Metal, OldSchool, Alternative, Ambient, Classical, Opera, 20s-40s..LIVE! (*then Maybe Country/Western).. BOOKS: (Typically non-fiction) ACIM, Natural Health/Medicine, Physics/Spiritual, Professional/Tech, SelfHelp, Numerology/Astrology, ANYthing more to learn, learn.. I'm such a geek 0_0
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Don't wanna bore you more in writing. I LOVE story telling - live! I can get pretty animated
Teach, Learn, Share
So a termite walks into a pub and asks, "Is the bar tender here?" .. K, an old one. Love watching faces ---hmm, how many people blank stare at me waitin' for the punch line? [Test, only a test.] Anyway, It's like this: Giving is Receiving; and “what you give away” then becomes forever yours. I demand a real life. Simple. I get so much more out of authenticity, whether I mess up or not. Being vulnerable, true humility, is the most empowering experience I've come to know. So I'm "power-hungry" in the most humble of ways. I know that source of strength is not ultimately my own, gives me a sense of safety. I've done some down right stupid things in my life! Or were they brave? Or just damn strong-willed "I'm gonna do as I feel guided!" and "Did I ask for your approval? .. No? Didn't think so." Well, I'm Alive, if that's any proof .. 0_0?! .. Fearless never the less. With experience comes wisdom, and with that, new opportunities for more sophisticated choices. Sure continues to put me in a more powerful place as a servant to others. Giving = Receiving. Call it an addiction ;)
Countries I’ve Visited
Mexico, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Mexico, United States