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"It is astonishing how much enjoyment one can get out of a language that one understands imperfectly"
Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve

Through seeking to understand rather than to only be understood, I have always gravitated towards other cultures and foreign languages. To allow myself and others the opportunity to feel "a part of" no matter who they are or what their background is has always been my driving force. A force that originates from my passion to relate to others and discover our similarities as opposed to our differences. Being unafraid of making countless mistakes and accepting that there is no absolute perfection, my skills have continued to evolve, and more importantly, my life-perspective. Each new language is a different vision for life and I'll never stop looking for new ways to see the beauty in this world. If you happen to speak Portuguese, German, or Spanish it will certainly be easier to open up the conversation, and if not, I am absolutely committed to discovering any way possible to understand you on a deeper level!

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