1. 40 Is my favorite and lucky number and has been since a teenager.
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  2. I have a big addiction to fruit: mango, melon, rambutan and frozen bananas.
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  3. I am an advanced scuba diver. I got certified when I was 16 years old and moved to advanced at the age of 21. I have had the chance in many beautiful places around the world, such as the Great Blue Hole in Belize.
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  4. Although I am an American citizen, I am a Spanish resident. It was a huge fight to finally get residency and I was even locked up and deported from Italy in my attempts to get all my paperwork figured out.
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  5. I obtained an advanced level of Spanish after living in Spain, but I never studied a day of Spanish in my life before living there.
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  6. My nickname in Spain with my closest relationships is “Tata.”
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  7. My brother Justin is the person I care about most in my life.
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  8. When I was a child I used to be obsessed with my Super Nintendo and playing NBA jam with my brother
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  9. I once traveled to 25 countries, spending less than $1000. During that time I made dare to only stay with locals in their homes and travel only by hitchhiking. No airplanes, buses, or trains. It was a wild adventure!
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  10. I am a licensed nurse, but I quit my job in 2013 to move to Spain and work as an Au Pair and teach English. I only was planning on going for a short time in order to learn the language and then return to the USA to work as a nurse in both languages.However, I fell in love with Spain and I decided to call it home.
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  11. In 2016 I returned to the university and did a two year program in one year from distance, while traveling full-time and visiting 20 countries. It was one of the biggest lessons I’ve ever had on time management.In the end, I graduated with honors, newspaper articles and an award of the “Student Making a Difference.”
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  12. I have done two different 10 day silent retreats. The first one in India (Vipassana) and the second one in Thailand (Suan Mokh).20 days in complete silence for me was not easy, but I’m so glad I did it.
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  13. For my college graduation, my ex boyfriend bought me a pink pistol. Most Europeans fall over in shock because of that!
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  14. Before moving to Spain, I paid off over $40,000 in student loans and took on a minimalist way of living. In order to achieve this I had to work countless hours of overtime, double shifts and every single holiday during more than 1.5 years.
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  15. For my 25th birthday I took a road trip to Switzerland to jump from the 007 James Bond bungee, which is the highest dam in the world.
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  16. I have been to many of the most famous world festivals: Carnival in Brazil, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Tomatina, Running with bulls in Spain, Feria de Abril, Las Fallas in Spain, and the Full Moon Party in Thailand.
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  17. I Had a gun put to my head and was robbed in Central America while being completely alone.
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  18. I chose to move to Spain because I wanted to become fluent in Spanish so that I would be able to return to the United States and work as a nurse in both languages.However, I never returned to my job even though I still have my license.
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  19. I went completely vegan for almost 2 years of my life before moving to Spain.
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  20. My favorite drinks in the world are: coconut water, kombucha, water and freshly squeezed juices/and smoothies.
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  21. When I was young I used to eat fast food on a weekly basis. Now I am totally disgusted by just the thought of it.
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  22. I ended up going to 6 different colleges before graduating with my 2 degrees.. a bit crazy, I know…..I changed my mind so many times, but I learned something amazing from each experience.
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  23. My parents divorced when I was 7 years old. My parents were together from the age of 13 years old and together for 19 years.
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  24. My mom was a junior high drop out. When my parents divorced, she moved us with barely any money to a city in Arkansas that had a 4 year university and decided to make something amazing out of her life. She now has her masters degree and works as a teacher in Arkansas.
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  25. My biggest fear has always been speaking in front of crowds.  In 2016 I spoke at the largest TEDx conference in Spain in Spanish (2 years before I could not speak fluently at all).Now I speak all over the world, but still get very nervous before every engagement..

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  26. My first heartbreak was on my 15th birthday when my first serious junior high love spent the day at my birthday are having fun, and then broke my heart at the end.I spent the whole entire night crying and listening to happy ending my Avril lavine and missed my sleepover with 15 people
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  27. I have made over 20 appearances on TV over the years and grew almost 30,000 in one night being from being on a show with a famous person that shared my social media on the bottom of the TV screen.
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  28. When I was in nursing school I had my life totally planned out: Graduate school, get married, buy a house and have kids. I had no idea that I could actually create a different type of life for myself outside of the “shoulds” that society put upon me.
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  29. In my travels I have stayed with over 200 locals in their homes. I do visit hospitals and hotels, but this is my type of travel accommodation.
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  30. In 2014, 2015 I gained a ton of weight and got to 74 kg. To this day I average around 58 to 59. I made a huge change to my lifestyle over the years in my travel.
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  31. When I was born The doctors found out that I had a weird shaped head and thought I was going to have problems because of it. The left side of my head and face is weaker than the right side and it caused me many insecurities over the years
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  32. Out of all the places that I could live in the world, I chose Zaragoza in to be my base. There I have my apartment, office, and enjoy my normalcy there when I am not traveling.
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  33. Growing up I lived in the middle of nature, and I have had an accident with seven different deer that I hit in my car.
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  34. I have been broadcasting a Radio show on a 100,000 W program in the United States since 2016, motivating my listeners from a different location around the world
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  35. I became a Rotarian in 2016 And I have spoken at many clubs around the world, including the club on Wall Street..
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  36. My biggest pet peeve is snoring. I literally cannot sleep next to someone that snores or breaths loud.
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  37. Sadly, I used to be very racist and close minded. Growing up I never had diversity in my friends. However, traveling has changed me from the inside out and now the lens in which I see the world has been completely changed.
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  38. I am addicted to the application on my phone that counts my steps. I do minimum of 10,000 steps a day and keep track of it.
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  39. My favorite desserts (apart from fruit) are: coconut ice cream ( with a waffle cone)  and dark chocolate. However, I have very little amount of sugar in my daily diet (with the exception of fruit).
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  40. When I’m not working or traveling my favorite hobby is learning something new. I always watch videos or read articles to learn something new, especially related to geography and travel.

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