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Melissa Shearer

Markham, Ontario, Canada

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Italian
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • gypsy
  • Bachelors Degree in Film Studies
  • From Unionville, Ontario, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love and never return.

ABOUT ME

I'm 25 years old, originally from the Toronto area. I've got a BA in Film Studies, but after realizing that it is a near impossible industry to break into, I have decided to take time for myself to travel and truly discover what it is that I am supposed to be doing with my life. In my spare time I really enjoy dabbling in photography and writing. I also enjoy taking off on a jet plane and seeing what else this big bouncy ball we call Earth has to offer- which i suppose is exactly why I am here. I've had the amazing opportunity to visit some really awesome places. I love to laugh and have no qualms about making a complete idiot of myself to make others smile. I'm also up for pretty much anything as long as it means that I can be part of a great adventure or something that will result in an awesome story to tell at a later date.

PHILOSOPHY

For too long I feel that I have been living to work and I have finally decided that it's time to stop living in the rat race for a little bit, and to work to live. I want to have the opportunity to live, travel, learn from real life experiences as opposed to something I simply read in a book, and just take a breather and enjoy life.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Currently on the road... perhaps I'll see you soon?

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

all the couchsurfing experiences I have had have been quite positive... excited to have some more!

Interests

photography, laughing, meeting new people, sharing travel stories, having awesome adventures, abseiling, scuba diving, snorkelling, horse riding, traveling without a hairdryer or straightener

Music, Movies & Books

way too many to list.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Volunteering with ALERT- a lion conservation project - in Zimbabwe... getting to take care of over 100 lions was beyond incredible.

Teach, Learn, Share

I saw this on a billboard once: "Now is our time. When all is said and done have you done or said enough? Have you just gone along for the ride or have you steered destiny's hot rod? When you leave this world have you made it any better than it was when you arrived? All you need is all you've got; your wits and the clothes on your back. Your epitaph is yours to earn, your legacy is yours to make. Go forth."

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Bahamas, Botswana, China, Dominican Republic, France, Italy, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Saint Lucia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada, New Zealand

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