After a huge, unexpected shift in my life, I have spent the last few years on a path of self rediscovery...and it has been paved with two very important forms of rehabilitation; animal and travel therapy. I'm at the time and place right now where I'm available to maneuver in and out of my comfort zones to see the world. Although I've had very little experience with formal house sitting, I've had plenty of experience "keeping house", taking care of animals and property, preparing food and managing schedules.
I have extensive experience with all size birds and freshwater aquariums. (I have my own adopted/rescue Cockatoo, whom I've had for seven years. He either travels with me or goes to boarding, depending on the circumstances.) I've taken care of dogs, cats, farm animals, reptiles, other small living beings and even children, on occasion. :) I can keep vegetables growing and flowers looking nice. I'm good with a vacuum cleaner and all kinds of household apparatuses. :) I'm a non-smoker, pride myself on cleanliness and enjoy a level of fitness that spills over into the health of all creatures that surround me. I'm willing to learn anything new, or brush up on old skills. I grew up in the Northern California wine country and have a great appreciation for the lifestyle! :) I am of British/Norwegian heritage and speak English, French and a smidgeon of Spanish and Norwegian. Although I'm of no particular religious affiliation, I have been practicing the art of compassion, patience and unconditional love through the Buddhist principals. And, yoga and mediation are a big part of my life. My professional background is in medicine (endocrinology, emergency, sports) and endurance athletics. I currently work as a traveling exercise physiologist/sports therapist, and I'm also a volunteer medic for different music events and festivals.
I am excited about the possibilities of being able to travel the world while helping other people to do the same. In my opinion, the best way to learn about tolerance, new languages, cultural differences and family traditions is to expose ourselves to the immense education that comes from visiting new places and meeting new people.
Currently, I'm looking to visit just about anywhere in the world. I am extremely flexible and can be accommodating to whomever is offering the house sit. Thank you so much for your consideration. Please feel free to contact me at any time.