I'm Lisa - I live in Seattle now, originally from Michigan - and I had a many year stop over in Washington DC. I worked in Finance at an environmental non profit for quite a while and I have decided to take a mid life retirement - somewhere between 6 months to a year off. It's a chance for me to get off the hamster wheel for a while and see what unfolds.
While I enjoy time to myself - wandering or writing, I love the moments with random people throughout my week. Simple discussions about soup or the weather or more in depth ones about relationships and community. It's easy to forget that life is happening all around you - not just at the destination you are scurrying to. And yes, it is easy for me because I'm not scurrying right now.
My zen states - being in the ocean (waves a plus), a great unplanned photograph, trains and subways, walking and more walking, and writing about travel adventures.
I'm joining Air BnB as I like the middle ground between hotels and staying with friends, freedom without isolation and a chance to get to see a different side to a place. I only wish I had space to rent out in Seattle. I am quiet, respectful, and friendly - I'm just looking for simple spaces with comfortable beds - of course views, gardens, and salt water air are a lovely addition.
Please feel free to ask me any questions you'd like or let me know if there is anything I should add to this profile. I'm working on getting a few references.