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Kara Thordarson

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Overview

  • 30 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Icelandic, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • person/writer
  • Life, Philosophy BA, Poetry MFA
  • From Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

balance and good art

ABOUT ME

I write and dance around a lot. I believe in energy, freedom, respect and beauty as ways of living. I love my family and friends. I get along pretty well with people but am also big on personal space.

Currently in an intense grad school program and loving New York and getting deeper into poetry and writing. Trying to be more open.

PHILOSOPHY

love. yourself, others, the world, the unknown.

this seems to mean a lot of listening and learning about courage, surrender, compassion, empowerment, calm, joy, and the terrible crystals. exciting stuff.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Host when I can, surf when I can, meet for coffee, give tips, gush about it when I can.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted great people in Canada and Spain and been able to stay with great people too, making some quick but deep friendships. I've also given/gotten advice and checked out some couchsurfing hang-out/intercambios which left me feeling more 'wow' about the whole idea.

Interests

books, yoga, nature, poetry/all art, philosophy (continental, gender, body/sex, aesthetics), rock climbing, emotions, eye contact, fire, cooking, that feeling in your stomach from roller coasters

I'm almost always up for trying new things and meeting new people, unless I need need to sleep or hibernate. I'm trying to learn how to not try to do too many things.

Music, Movies & Books

Tina Turner, Nina Simone, Neil Young, Stevie Nicks/her band (just kidding. kind of.), the Stones, Michael Jackson--for the classics. So much!

Amelie, Disney's Robin Hood
so many books

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've been been amazed a lot but want to decrease my computer time/share that stuff in real life.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm up for learning most things. About culture (broad, I know), and cooking especially. Could teach yoga, chat philosophy, books/places I've been, stories I've picked up along the way.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, France, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Panama, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Spain, United States

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