I just moved back to Vancouver after living in Calgary for 16 years. I moved there because I accidentally studied chemical engineering at UBC (!). Since I just finally realised my dream of becoming a freelance translator, I decided it was finally time to move back to Vancouver- something I always knew I would do, but was waiting for the right time. I'm super happy to be back :)
During the time I was based on Calgary, I spent part of my time working at jobs I was really passionate about, in international development, working in water and sanitation mostly in Latin America. I lived in El Salvador for 2 years, where I worked at the Red Cross and then taught English. And for 4 years I had my "dream job" giving workshops on water treatment all over Latin America. In the in-between times, I worked at desk jobs in the oil & gas industry.
Now I have another dream job. I'm the sort of person who follows my dreams, and even if making a move seems scary, I make myself do it because the idea of being bored or stagnant, or not getting the most out of my life, or not doing what I think I am meant to do, is scarier.
I'm friendly, cheerful, and like to make bad jokes :) (do you know why Frankenstein can't have sex?) I'm also very open and like it when others are too... actually probably I talk too much :)
I love to do yoga both for the physical and spiritual benefits- I feel really good when I meditate and pray (I am, as they say, spiritual but not religious). I took a yoga teacher training course in Calgary, which I loved, but don't see myself teaching yoga.
I've travelled a lot so far in my life- besides my 2 year stint in El Salvador and my 4 year stint all over Latin America, I also worked in Brazil for about a year, and I always seem to be finding some good reason for going back to Latin America. I love all the travelling I've done... but my intention now is to "chill" a bit here in Vancouver for a while... A long while, hopefully.
About why I'm on here: I'm really happy with my life as it is, so I don't feel any pressure to "try to find a mate", and I don't have any expectations, but... why not!?