I’ve been in Seattle a total of about 6 years, with a 2 year break in the middle while I lived overseas (Japan). Seattle is a great place to be, but the winters are pretty brutal . . . I try to take off for a few weeks in the winter and go spend time in Texas seeing friends and family. My accent is minimal most of the time, but I retained my cadence.
I'm pretty well traveled, but I've never been to South America, Africa, or Oceania. I prefer to stay in smaller (but still nice) hostels over an 'official' hotel and I can live out of a backpack for weeks. I think it would be a blast to renovate an old bus and take it cross country, or take a sailboat through the mediterranean or something similar. I love exploring a city on foot and getting just the right amount of lost.
It feels cliched to talk about sustainability, permaculture, and the like (it sounds so Seattle-hipster), but it is something I believe in and work towards. Minimizing waste is something I try to integrate into my daily life - besides growing a lot of my own vegetables, I also keep chickens (they help reduce food + make fresh eggs!). I’m a good cook, and have been getting more into cheese-making lately (I found a cheap source of raw goat milk!)
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