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A change of career.
I've long graduated university, and had always hoped to get away with avoiding the tediousness of a career. In my mind I'd live on a boat and maybe sell french fries off of it, or teach scuba-diving if I ever learn how to better. I'd like to learn first hand how other people live, maybe live in a hut for a while, or briefly be a bum, hahaha. Let's not forget being rich. I'm one of those people who chases the irrational goal his whole life, and at the end has nothing, or everything.
I love when anything out of the ordinary happens, and especially the people that make it happen. Awkward situations are just a nice change.
I love being lost.
I can't stay put, and I don't often think about planning for the future, unless it's just some wacky dream goal. However, I have seen that finding the right woman to love and love you back is an amazing thing. To sum it up, I've become a sap.
I require very little to live comfortably, and I'm good at depriving myself when necessary. Been a vegetarian for 20 years, but my diet has been 100% vegan for over 8 years.
If you don't leave home then nothing good/new can happen to you.
If I could, I'd never walk down the same path twice. Any new experiences are always valuable, even when they're scary. I always make sure to push myself to jump into things.
If given the choice to always feel okay in life, never very sad, never very happy....or to live a life that peaks from extreme highs to extreme lows, there is no question that I would always take the extremes. Life is an experience. I'm not walking out of it with at least a few scars and love bites to show.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I hope to share in exchanges of kindness. I can watch your cats for you!
I couchsurfed for 3 months in the US (2008/9), then once or twice in England and Portugal, and things went really well. I've also put on a networking event or two. Now I've couchsurfed in Argentina (2015/16), and I'm blown away by the kindness there.
I've written 4 television pilots, a feature-length screenplay, and a one-act play. I'm also writing a book.
I've hosted my own weekly radio show out of the Yukon, and one in St. John's. Such great experiences.
I cycle long-distance sometimes.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music might be the most important thing in my life. I love live shows; I'll even go by myself. I was pretty influenced by classic rock in my 20s, but I love blues, jazz, post-rock, folk. I hope to be hosting an oldies radio show in the near future.
I don't enjoy reading much, too wordy and descriptive. Television is much more to the point. Though, as far as film scripts go, I really like Richard Linklater's dialogue.
Into The Wild
American History X
Punch Drunk Love...just a few of my favourite movies.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Hiked 2 days out into the Alaskan wilderness to find the "Magic Bus," where I rafted the Teklanika river, and nearly died when we ran out of food and water.
Watched a couple get "married" by a "Shaman priest" at Burning Man in Nevada, concluded with the ceremonial drinking of each other's blood!
Cycled Argentina from top to bottom 5,856km.
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm a learner for life, and my goal is to become a jack-of-all-trades.
I still want to learn how to freight-hop, scuba-dive, and fix cars.
I could give you some tips about cycle touring, and I'm sure I could teach a bit of French. I have Rosetta Stone, haha
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can share some interesting stories
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, Denmark, France, Ireland, Mexico, Portugal, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, United Kingdom