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University of Virginia, The College of William & Mary, University of Arizona, Central Arizona College, Newcastle TAFE, John Tyler Community College, etc.
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Editor, Copywriter, Jill-of-all-Trades, Recovering CPA
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Hey, I'm Fiona (& Family)!
Richmond, Virginia, United States · Member since August 2012

ABOUT FIONA: She's educated, well traveled, respectful and fun. Fiona has diverse tastes in music, food, and friends. She loves different cultures and connecting with people from all walks of life. She's just as happy dancing on a dirt floor in Mexico as she is dancing on a ballroom floor in Washington, DC (hmm ... maybe that's because she loves dancing! Fiona's credo: Who needs the gym when you can DANCE!

Fiona likes to keep a balance: She's quite happy taking time to be with herself as well as spending time engaging with others.

Her native language is English, but Fiona is fluent in Spanish. She's studied smatterings of other languages and also speaks conversational Persian (Farsi) and elementary Arabic (current language of study). Besides managing an online editing business, Fiona is multi-talented and knows how to sew, knit, crochet, paint (fine arts & walls), read music and play a smattering of instruments (but barely!), write, install a computer network, fix a computer, repair, replace a wax ring and the innards of a toilet, do other types of handyperson work around the house, change the oil and fuses in a car, diagnose car problems, panel beat and spray paint a car, etc. Fiona has been described as a renaissance woman.

Fiona has lived by the Pacific Ocean and in the the middle of the Sonoran Desert. She's lived in cities with populations in the millions and a one-horse town with a population of ... oh, around ... fewer than one hundred (yikes!). Fiona is open to adventures and new experiences. She is easy to get along with, and fun to travel with. Fiona is open to most lifestyles and understands there's not one exclusive formula for success--there are an infinite number of ways in which to successfully navigate the world, relationships, and life's ups and downs.

ABOUT THE FAMILY: Keith is a born-and-raised Richmonder, so if there's anything you need to know about Richmond or the surrounding area, just ask! He's a hospitable host and enjoys Airbnb guests! The children: one is grown and is working on a graduate program in Dublin, Ireland. The other is in high school and very much enjoys meeting and engaging with the diverse mix of people we have the good fortune to host.

FOR OUR AIRBNB GUESTS: Fiona & Family don't discriminate based on anything--not race, not religion, not language, not culture, not sex, not sexual orientation, not education, not socioeconomic status, not how much $ is in your bank account (as CPAs, both Fiona & Keith know appearances are NOT necessarily reality), nor your political leanings. We have friends from Central America who don't have more than a 6th grade education, and we have friends with multiple PhDs. We are equally comfortable conversing and engaging with both sets of friends--and everyone in between. Whatever your background, we look for the things we have in common through which we will connect and engage with you.

PROVISO: Regardless of the genitalia, Fiona & Family have two deal breakers: 1) bullies--in every sense of the word--including those who intimidate, ostracize, belittle, or emotionally and/or physically bully others, and 2) people who are not respectful of others and/or the belongings of others, which is very closely related to bullying anyway: they're both disregarding the sovereignty of someone else and/or their belongings. We practice what we preach, so you can be assured that at all times we will be respectful of you, your space, your privacy, your wishes, and your possessions.

We look forward to meeting you and, if the timing's right, to having whatever interesting conversation(s) you may have time to fit in to your stay with us!

MOTTO 1: Remember to act spontaneously from time to time--it maintains the balance between order and chaos.
MOTTO 2: Take calculated risks (versus dumb ones)--it keeps the adrenaline in your system, and the fun in your life!
MOTTO 3: Educate yourself--it enlivens your brain: Our classroom is all around us, all the time--and it's FREE!

MAY YOU FOREVER BE THE BENEVOLENT RULER OF YOUR DOMAIN!

WISHING YOU SAFE TRAVELS AND AMAZING ADVENTURES!

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