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John :)

John :), 30 from Canada (male)
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Network: Canada
Present Country: Canada
Join Date: July 18, 2015
Last Updated: December 29, 2019
Last Signed In: March 23, 2020

Companion Ad:
I`m traveling long-term. I`m focused on Asia for the moment. If you wish to travel to an Asian country with a friend, I would love to meet you!

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Helper Description:
My parents named me Jonathan. I like to philosophize and talk about life, hiking, traveling, life-changing events, cultures, religions, spirituality, animals. I love the spirit of the forest. I travel with my backpack to go down to the essentials of life, to be less encumbered by the materialistic way of life. I am a person who speaks with his heart, always.

General info: I`m from Québec, Canada. I speak French (first language) and English. I practice meditation daily. I like to teach French and English to everyone that wishes to learn. I`m an animal lover. I believe we can learn a lot from them. I have 2 younger brothers.

I`ve worked for 6 years as a computer technician. I`ve quit my job in December 2015. I sold my phone, my car and my computer and left my home town to pursue my dream to travel the world for one year. In 2017, I came back for a year and a half. In that year, I`ve realized that I need a purpose greater than to live within the status quo. I am leaving the sedentary life once again.

To me traveling is much more than seeing new things and meeting new people. It`s about discovering who one truly is. I believe that constantly waking up to a new horizon ultimately brings peace and happiness. Sometimes it is hard to hear our quiet voice inside of us that tells us what we need to be. I want to feel alive everyday. To feel that my life matters.

Here are some of my previous experiences:

Volunteering done:
\2 weeks in Cecil lake, British Columbia, Canada

\1 month at O.U.R. Eco village in Shawnigan lake, British Columbia, Canada
*Sustainable Living

\1 month at a home in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
*Gardening and Landscaping

\2 months at Rancho Relaxo in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada
*Sustainable Living

\1 month in El Cajon, California, USA
*Dog Kennel

\1 month at Discover Cynthia`s in Tecopa, California, USA
*Landscaping and Safari mapping

\3 weeks at the Mindfulness Project, near Khon Kaen, Thailand
*Sustainable living wrapped in Buddhist teachings

\1 month at Furusato Ryoko Mura in Kumakogen, Ehime, Japan
*Nature resort - Built a wooden deck. (Can provide pictures)