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Overview

  • 4 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Formally a Registered Nurse. Informally - a student of an...
  • BSN in Nursing, Minor in Public Health
  • From Born in Willingboro, NJ, USA - Grew up in Winslow, NJ
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Make new friends in my new city

ABOUT ME

I absolutely crave new experiences and love to meet new people in the process. I like questioning things, and I have a strong desire to know people, not just meet or chat superficially, but really learn what makes people tick. I always aim to take whatever comes in life and run with it to see where it takes me - I love spontaneous adventures, facing my fears, and trying new things for the first time. I'm an optimist, try not to let a lot of things get to me, and just enjoy and be present in each moment of this crazy life ;)

PHILOSOPHY

"The present moment is the field in which the game of life happens. Once you'€™ve made peace with the present moment, see what happens; what you can do, or choose to do, or rather, what life does through you. There are three words which convey the secret of the art of living, the secret of all success and happiness: one with life. Being one with life is being one with now. You then realize that you don'€™t live your life, but life lives you. Life is the dancer, and you are the dance."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surfing and hopefully hosting soon. Also looking to get involved in the NYC CS scene to meet some new people and learn the ropes of living in this awesome city :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've met some really interesting and amazing people so far, and I can't wait to see who else I will meet in the future through CS.

Interests

Favorite things of mine include beer, meeting new people, hearing life stories, running, dancing, laughing, meditating, pondering this life/the universe, exploring consciousness, spirituality, listening to other people's€™ thoughts on it all, star gazing, cooking, being outdoors, wandering aimlessly, getting lost, eating, listening to new music, reading, and learning.

  • arts
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • beer
  • baking
  • running
  • reading
  • knitting
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • surfing

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite TV shows include How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs, Entourage, Breaking Bad, Girls, Arrested Development

Books: Anything really. I love to read.

Music: Currently dabbling in a variety of genres.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lit fireworks, drank champagne, threw glitter in the air, and danced in the streets of Budapest on New Year's Eve with my best friends and some amazing new friends : )

Teach, Learn, Share

Cooking, baking, and English for anyone looking to learn/practice. I also know how to knit if you really want to learn how.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Czech Republic, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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