What is Cup of Sugar anyways?
A blog about people, trust, and exploration
What's the Goal of Cup of Sugar?
Why Make Cup of Sugar?
Why Read Cup of Sugar?
- ) Inspire trust in your fellow man.
- ) Show that it’s not shameful to ask–in fact, it’s an act of courage.
- ) Illustrate that joy comes to all who help.
Who Runs Cup of Sugar?
Hello there, my name is Laura Shiley and I believe in the far-fetched notion that people should let go of their paranoia in favor of trust and compassion.
I’m the queen of frugality. I saved $20k in 9 months—and that was on a caregiver’s salary of $13/hour. (But some weeks I worked 90 hours.)
Nearly every occupation that I’ve ever considered is in the service of helping people–teaching, counseling, nursing, etc.
The only occupation outside of that category is brewing beer. My dream is to open a brewery hostel, which would also satisfy my need to care for people.
When I’m not traveling, you can find me at home brewing beer. One of the best was a sour pumpkin brown ale aged with cognac-soaked oak chips.
While on the road, you can find me in the nearest brewery “doing market research,” figuring out the secret to excellent beer.
Out of all the websites on-line, Couchsurfing is my favorite. It allows me to do what comes most naturally—trust people.
Hitchhiking is my preferred method of travel because it’s about the journey and the people you meet along the way.
The best job that I’ve worked was as a deckhand in Alaska. Cruises be damned, working on a boat is the best way to see the state.
At my university in Colorado, I helped create a club, Secular Students and Skeptics Society. Within a few months, we had +30 people at our weekly meetings.
Hello friend, my name is Laura and I'm a caregiver in "early retirement," hitchhiking around the world. I made this blog to keep me on track of my goal, to give and ask for help everyday--and to inspire others to do the same. As the sort of person who used to refuse even the simplest of help, this is a trying task. But the rewards are greater than you could imagine. Click here to learn more or contact me at Laura.Shiley@Gmail.Com