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Jonathan Berube

Bonnyville, Alberta, Canada

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Overview

  • 15 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Member Relations
  • Marketing
  • From Alberta
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To LIVE and break away from everyday expectations. To have experiences that challenge me mentally, physically, and spirtually. And of course to meet creative and inspiring people from all over the world!!

ABOUT ME

Well A quick introduction to me (What used to be quick anyways)and what brought me here to CS!

In 2009 I graduated with my marketing Diploma. After working a couple jobs I began marketing for a restaurant chain - No dice. At that point in my life I thought I was after far too many of the material aspects of life.

WHAM - In June 2010 I had a major life epiphany in the blink of an eye. I decided to let go and dream. The urge to experience life in a new, enriching, and exciting way completely called out to me and began a life journey!

In Oct 2011 I began backpacking by hitch-hiking with my parents south through the US then continuing on my own into Mexico. Life eventually brought me to a country that I fell in love with - Guatemala! As my first Spanish teacher told me - it's not Guatemala it's GuateLINDA!

I truly do love people, I have always been a social butterfly! I am a comedian (sarcastic at times), a dramatist, a philosopher, a dreamer, random at times, and a fan of meeting new people and have new experiences that drive me forward in life.

Came back to Alberta in late 2012. Recently moved back to my home region in 2013 - slowing down for a bit.

Currently in Bonnyville, Alberta, Canada and working for a local credit union.

Hit me up and let's chat =)

PHILOSOPHY

"Its not how many years you live in your life, but how much life you live in your years"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Well first off friends I have made through CS!

I have been able to surf, participate in groups, and make some reccomendation,etc....

Still waiting for my very first Couchsurfer. )This has gotta change but at least I finally have my own space to be able to offer!)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have had the amazing pleasure throughout my experience to be able to surf and meet some really amazing and inspiring people...mission - check!

Interests

Hiking, Camping, skiing, reading, art, politics, history, socializing, social networking, people in general, businesses, not-for-profit, laying under the stars, enjoying nature, travelling, technology, politics, and of course having a grand ol' time!

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind, Lord of the rings, The Beach, King Kong, Titanic, Cleopatra,HOME, Documentaries, Man on Fire

Music: Mother Mother, Metric, Adele, Diamond Rings, Nina Simone, John Mayer, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Whinehouse,Ray Charles, Said the whale, Masterkraft,La Roux, Tegan & Sara, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diamond Rings, The XX, 90's pop, Indie Rock, house, Alt Rock, Jazz

Books: Atlas Shrugged, Memoirs of Cleopatra, Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles, River God, Lord of the Rings, The Undiscovered Self, 1984, Century Rain, The Fountainhead, Historical Fiction, Philosophical, Psychological,

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Can't choose! Living in Guatemala City(Painting, researching, teaching), travelling Mexico, Sunset over the Grand Canyon, random camping in Alberta's mountains, house-boating in the British Columbia, Seeing a lunar eclipse from the top of a mountain while skiing in the Rockies. There is something amazing about all life's experiences.

Teach, Learn, Share

Learn: Was finally able to put a second language under my belt. Although my Spanish is not perfect :) Learning a little more about myself every day...Learned about a reality other than the one I was raised with. Learned about some amazing organization doing work in Guatemala.

Teach: Had the amazing opportunity to teach English while living in Guatemala city!

Share: Photography, art, conversation, a good glass of wine

Countries I've Visited

El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Guatemala

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