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CURRENT MISSION: to be happy with the simple things in life
I'm an old school CS-er, I am pretty easy going and can easily be convinced into doing almost anything, which has welcomed many adventures into my life. I love a good night out, but can also be very introverted and enjoy quieter days as well. Most people who know me well in CS communities find me to be bubbly and energetic, but I tend to feed off of other people's energy. Want to know more? Let's get together.
I have organized and led two of the first Boston Couch Crash events and made soo many amazing friends around the world so thank you CS for that. The website has definitely changed over the years but the people still make it wonderful. I'm always looking for new adventures and new conversations with beautiful people.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Surfed in Europe, South India, Ukraine, and in America, and I also have hosted in the U.S. a bunch all over Boston and Denver. Now I don't host as much since the pandemic, but happy to show you around the Salt Lake City area.
I studied for a semester in Viterbo, Italy, one of the greatest experiences where I discovered the wonderful world of Couchsurfing! After I lived in Dublin and worked for the summer, where I found out about the social aspects of couchsurfing which have been just as amazing over the years. I loved Italy for the beautiful adventures and Dublin for the beautiful people :)
Recently in 2017 I also joined a group which I found through Couchsurfing called the Spicy Road project and traveled all over India with them. It was an unforgettable experience, where I hitch-hiked for the first time -- loved every minute of it.
I enjoy going out to see live music, hiking, biking, reading, doing almost anything outside, films, eating vegetarian food, drinking good beer, photography, nonprofit sector issues, community advocacy, swimming, kayaking, soaking in the sun, exploring new places, laughing, swinging, talking, embracing my inner nerd & simply loving life.
- music festivals
- live music
Music, Movies, and Books
Music; I could go on for quite a while, but the Shins, Tally Hall, Metric, Parker House & Theory, Zox, Tokyo Police Club, Arctic Monkeys, Say Anything, Miike Snow, Phantogram, Pretty Lights, Cake and Simon & Garfunkel would be on the top of my list. I love music with really interesting lyrics.
Movies; Ghost World, Pulp Fiction, Emperor's New Groove, City of God, Sound of Music, my taste varies immensely. I Heart Huckabees, The Visitor, Juno, It's a Wonderful Life, The Last King of Scotland, Rear View Window, Donnie Darko, Amores Perros, V for Vendetta, Fast Food Nation, Being John Malkovich, Monty Python and The Lion King. Any movies that make you think. Or sing -- or chuckle.
Books; Atonement, Kite Runner, Persepolis, Three Junes, Life of Pi, What Is The What, Running with Scissors, Paper Towns, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Circle, and graphic novels. Books are absolutely amazing because each person perceives it in their own individual way.
This is one of my favorite poems;
It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive!
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, or to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself, if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore be trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty every day, and if you can source your life from God's presence. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, "Yes!"
It doesn't interest me where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the children.
It doesn't interest me who you are, how you came to be there. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself, and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
-Oriah Mountain Dreamer(Native American)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Gaudis work in Barcelona, climbed Mt. Vesuvius, lived in a building twice as old as my home country.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, England, France, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kuwait, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Ukraine
Countries I’ve Lived In
Ireland, Italy, United States