Recently discharged veteran (honorable). Been working with my hands for years (currently work as an electrician's assistant / HVAC helper). Worked as a hospital corpsman (medical assistant) in the Navy. Completed one season on a wild land firefighter crew out in California. Currently hold an Associate Degree. Five years as a volunteer firefighter / EMT.
I come from a populated, hustle and bustle city environment. After having experienced a more serene way of living, I know that my current arrangements will not sustain. People do not realize how distracted they are near me. I see the negative effects it is imposing on their lives and I am confident not to follow in that path.
Returned in March from a trekking / volunteering trip in Guatemala. Have been balancing the summer months with work and multi - day hikes.
The ability to volunteer/work while traveling is very important to me. It will allow for a more genuine immersion into the culture, a longer more purposeful stay, and decreased financial costs.
Described as respectful, self-reliant, resourceful, & minimalistic. People view me as an "old soul."
Hobbies include calisthenics, trekking / camping / backpacking, climbing, cooking, motorcycle riding, reading, maintaining a vegetable garden.
Truly enjoy any task that involves serving those in need.
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Betreuung von Tieren
- Practical medical knowledge
- Dog care
- Housekeeping / cooking
- Working with hands
- SCUBA / Free diving
To live a complete life is to mindfully experience every moment. If I've never done it before, I will learn. There is very little that I am not interested in doing or capable of learning. As long as someone is willing to teach, I am almost certainly willing to learn.
English, little Spanish, little Italian
Humans are uniquely adaptive creatures. With a little ingenuity, we have been able to inhabit virtually all of Earth's environments on all seven continents. That being said, life would surely feel incomplete if you never attempted to experience another's culture. It is what keeps one humble, curious, and free from languish.
"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us"
All living beings in the universe share one commonality; that is, the fulfillment of a specific purpose. Without an active reason, individuals become stagnant. Their motivation withers and they succumb to merely existing rather than living. Modern western culture seems to have made it very easy to enter into this unfortunate mindset. People are expected to conform and seek comfort without raising question. You are presumed to be wholeheartedly committed to the perseverance of capitalism, disregarding any and all conflicting natural instincts that arise within.
If you want to feel alive, to develop your potential into its greatest capacity, you must remove yourself from the comfortable surroundings you created and challenge your preconceived beliefs. You'll be surprised at what you discover.
Through personal experience and observation, my values / priorities have proven not to align with the mainstream's. The protection and sustainment of the Earth is important to me. The severe strain humans have put on nature in such a miniscule amount of time is horrifying. On a recent visit to Guatemala, I was strongly disconcerted by the sheer amount of rubbish that littered the landscape. As the world continually shifts out of balance, my purpose has become more clear. Earth is our provider and it must be respected.
As Nietzsche stated, "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."
The work to be performed needs to directly or indirectly benefit Nature and her way. In the least, the goal cannot be self serving and detrimental to the environment. In the end, one's consciousness is their only true possession; it should be kept pure. You reap what you sow.
"Far better to live your own path imperfectly than to live another's perfectly" - Gita
Travel / work partners are not only welcomed, but desired. Not really into the party scene. Would enjoy seeing the remains of ancient civilizations. Dates / Destinations are flexible. Simply seeing new places with agreeable people would satisfy my desire.
"It's all about the journey, not the destination"
Always up for suggestions. Do not hesitate to contact me.
Clean and basic foods (rice, beans, fish, etc.) No red meat (veal, pork, beef, etc.)