COUCHSURFING TO THE RESCUE!

Great friends I met through CS

Ever since a buddy of mine introduced me to couchsurfing I became a huge fan. It literally opened the doors to strangers homes, who hosted me FREE during my travels in Mexico & in Central America, showed me around their towns and even became my friends.  This amazing social network helped to make a reality my lifetime dream of traveling and changed my life!

Since I was having a hard time adjusting back to regular life in California and thinking of all the great people I met through this network, I decided to look up local couchsurfers
in my city.

Humpday Potluck
Sure enough, as soon as I went to the first event, the ball started rolling and I began to meet some awesome new friends. Several potlucks, some concerts, countless volleyball games & many parties later, I can honestly say my couchsurfing network helped me get rid of the travel blues =) It is amazing how just making friends with local travelers with similar values helped me adjust. I’m very glad!!

HOME SWEET HOME =)))

I am once again enjoying my environment very much & even realized how beautiful Southern California is. Somehow traveling also helped me appreciate my new city a lot more.  I am new to this area and I gotta say exploring new places works great to keep my adventurous spirit fresh.

Epic Hollywood Hike!
I guess all I really needed was to keep busy doing things I enjoyed and making friends. Epicurus, an ancient Greek philosopher said, “to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.” He was right =))

MY FUTURE PLANS

I will be getting certified to teach English in the next few weeks, which I’m very excited about! I’m sure it will open up a whole lot of doors for me in the near future. I always like to keep my options open and this seems like a great one.

I will continue to learn to play my violin and maybe even find a violin instructor for a few lessons, so I can improve my learning technique.

CouchSurfing Partyyyy
I will continue to share my adventures and thoughts on my blog. I’m having a lot of fun making improvements to it & hearing from old and new friends with my new comment gadget. Thank Youuu all for reading and commenting!!!

Some days I still reminisce of my time on the road, but I know I will travel again when I am ready to. For now I wanna enjoy my time with family and close friends in this beautiful city, which luckily now feels a little more like home. =)))

Have you ever had a similar situation to mine, even if it is not travel related?? What did you do?? 

Please feel free to share your adventures, thoughts, questions, comments or just stop by to say hi =)))

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