Hi, I'm Annie. I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania with one red light. Most of my family never ventured far from here. I wanted to know how else life could be like. I have a bachelor's degree in applied anthropology. In the process of getting that degree I volunteered in a couple orphanages in Sri Lanka for 3 months. I lived with two different families. After graduation I worked as a psychiatric rehabilitation care worker and certified peer specialist for my county's mental health organization. I loved the job but I also needed to get back out of Pennsylvania.
I then lived in Thailand for almost 6 years. I began by teaching English and in the end I was a hoop performer on an island. (Long story yadda yadda yadda...) Aaaand I've been back in my hometown for over a year now and have been needing to get back out there again. I currently am teaching Chinese kids online. In my spare time I play with our family's pit, Angus, I like to get out in nature and I've been trying work on my arts. (hoop dance, guitar, slackline, poi, writing, creating ect.) I am heading to Costa Rica on the 17th and have no plans from there yet. I just discovered this site today (March 8th) and I am excited by the possibilities.
I LOVE animals! I think the happiest time in my life so far has been when I was living, just me and my two doggies in Thailand. If you are looking for someone to care for any kind of animal, you'd be able to feel confident that they would get tons of attention and love from me while you are away.
Okay, well I think I've said enough for now or maybe even too much? I felt that you may want to know a lot since I could be living in your house and taking care of your things and loved ones. I don't know what kind of information people are providing here so.. feel free to ask me anything and I guess I'll just say thank you for reading this and giving me a chance if you do. I promise you wouldn't be disappointed and I hope you have a great trip wherever you are going!