In a nutshell:
Born and raised in the Northeast United States; snow belt. Scandinavian life and love stole my heart. One year in the desert Southwest. Scandinavia bound again.
AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. Psychology & Human Development degree. Learner in all things to do with creative, holistic expression of health and human strengths, and cultural encounters.
Lover of: bicycle transportation, dancing (favorite:West African), sipping chai and people watching in cafes, getting new haircuts, basking on the beach, journalling, taking care of plants
Wannabe bookworm but can't seem to finish any of the books I pick up - love memoirs and anything based on the "true"; graphic novels are an interest of late.
Attempting to be good at photography & teaching myself to cook - I love to make and eat all things soup! And arugula! And avocado! (I am in denial that summer is over).
As far as a guest/traveler type - I am independent and self-sufficient but open to suggestion and conversation with strangers. I like to go with the flow once I get the basics covered (housing, transportation to/from destinations) but I do not create down to the minute itineraries of each day - 'rather wing it when I get there. Though I do like to create lists of interesting neighborhoods, things to see beforehand. Motto: I just wanna see stuff!!!
Someday when I inevitably find the spot for me, I look forward to hosting all of you fantastic folks out there :-)
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