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Overview

  • 80 references 39 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Italian, Spanish
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • life adventurer , veterinary assistant
  • still learning
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

go with the flow

ABOUT ME


living in memphis
harmoniously, patiently
exploring possibilities

i love listening to accents and dialects. it is the most delicious thing.

PHILOSOPHY

be who you are, just make sure you have some fun along the way

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

i'm really working to not focus on the material goods of life but on the moments of truth. i've taken to bartering as much as possible, thrift stores that accept trade, bartering websites. there is liberation when you realize things are just things. there is no need to over consume; we need much less than we think we do.
The people I have met on here are truly treasures. I believe connections with people are the riches of life, and I already feel incredibly wealthy.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've surfed in Tennessee, Arkansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Puerto Rico, Vieques, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, and Panama! I've hosted in Tennessee, Chicago, and Berlin! I am so excited about getting to know more amazing couchsurfers and reconnecting with all my past ones!

Interests

DREAM JOBS:
1)work and do theatre on a ranch, in the woods, mountains, some amazing natural space
2)photograph for national geographic
3)be a professional extreme sports doer ( i don't think this job exists), as in mountain climbing, spleunking, jumping out of planes, white water rafting, etc.
4)make documentary films
5)interview people on various life experiences and write plays using their words

  • culture
  • documentaries
  • wine
  • drinking
  • thrifting
  • movies
  • scuba diving
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • extreme sports
  • dialects
  • languages
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

i really enjoy distinctly southern things---that show the cultural highlights and lowlights of what it means to live below the mason-dixon in the USA--it is a completely different world!
currently i'm into short stories--
flannery o'conner, eudora welty, truman capote
music and movies we'll discuss over some drinks!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

i swam in a bioluminescent bay in Vieques. it's best seen in pitch black darkness, with no moon---it's like swimming through liquid stars!!
went cliff diving with my couchsurfing host in Barranquitas---what an adrenaline rush!
i was in Grant Park in Chicago on election night to see Obama arise victorious. it was an amazing mix of races, cultures, and languages, and everyone was incredibly optimistic about life and the future. had great conversations with complete strangers and passed around a bottle of wine as we talked of our hopes and dreams.
**okay, i know that's three things, but life is too short to narrow yourself!!

Teach, Learn, Share

the best thing we can teach each other is languages, the best thing to learn is culture, and the best thing to share is a drink : )

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany

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