I am an artist (painter, I work in many mediums, though lately, mostly in encaustic...), traveler, reader, and occasional poet with an extra bedroom. Love living on Portland's East End, one short block from the Eastern Prom and it's gorgeous view of the islands. There is a sliver views of the water from my 3rd floor bay windows.
My theory is that when they came up with the concept of heaven, they were sitting in my living room, on a July morning, with the windows open and the sea breeze coming through. I garden for fun and food, love music, dance of any kind, people, food and conversation.
In 1998 I sold all of my belongings, purchased a back pack and traveled around the world alone. (May I say it was the best mid-life crisis EVER.) My favorite thing about traveling was the people that I met - which is why I like Airbnb so much - I don't have to buy any tickets! People now come to me! (Though that travel bug still has me itching to get out and see MORE world.)