Perfect set up for music midtown group! Across the street from Music Midtown. Backs up backs up to Starbucks Trader Joe's, and 8 restaurants. Sweet 80 year old brick bungalow converted to a duplex.
Off street parking for 1 cars!
My life is decidedly focused on "community". Nearly all of my passions seem to have "connection" as the fulcrum. If it involves connecting people, business, or concepts, I am fascinated, and involved.
I am intrigued with people and culture. I LOVE being able to visit with someone and understand THEM. I'm fascinated with people's stories about how they got where they are, what their life is like, how their world looks through THEIR eyes. Understanding, not judging. Accepting, not changing. Learning. And, most of all, growing.
So, of course, travel is a great love. But...not the first world travel where I stay in fancy-schmancy hotels, and hang with "westerners", rather, the "let's go someplace where we can't even BELIEVE people live like this, or think like this!" I like the "let's sleep in their village, eat their food, walk in their shoes, and and get to know and understand THEM!" kind of travel.
As the saying goes, there are no such things as strangers...just friends I haven't yet met. Hence, I love the air BNB experience, both as a host, and a guest!
I grew up on a ranch in South Dakota, breaking and training horses, rodeoing, milking cows and catching frogs. I had pretty amazing parents who let my 9 brothers and sisters and me forge our own paths, while insisting we be resourceful, work really, really hard, give without expecting, share, and to be curious. Oh, and to speak with good grammar and do so without cussing.
I *mostly* listened!
Ok, I rarely listened.
But, some lessons stuck with me. I live with no agendas. I give freely and openly. If reciprocated, awesome. If not, that works too. I build great relationships and have lots of close friends.
But what I am really passionate about is proactively making the world a more kind, loving, and compassionate reality in tiny, unexpected ways. I love to talk about it, and love to inspire others to think more deeply and to live, and love, more consciously.
And, by they way, almost nothing lifts my spirits more than getting together and talking deeply, laughing loudly and loving... and being an integral part of creating amazing, soul nourishing environments with people I care about.
Other soul food? Good, deep, thought provoking books, movies, documentaries and conversations, even if I don't share the expressed opinions. Laughing... Silly dancing... And business strategy.
I have never outgrown that ridiculously self-reliant, and independent tomboy I was raised to be. Nor my need to wear high heels, twirly dresses and pink. The higher the heels, the happier I am. And yes, I have been known to mountain bike in 5 inch stilettos. Just a couple of days ago, in fact!
A while back, I was asked what my "secret" was for being so happy. I said my life profoundly changed when I made 3 commitments:
1. To love unconditionally and openly, without agendas.
2. To live with honesty, integrity, and character.
3. To surround myself with friends others who do the same.
And so, Air BNB Hosting is so much more about sharing my space. It's about connecting, and loving and growing, and learning and walking a cool little path together, if only for a moment.