01/07/2020 - 28/02/2023
Hmm.. I never was good at self-description but, I'll try.
I was born in Constanta (a port city in the south-east of Romania, near the Black Sea) during the last years of the communist era. It was a decent place to live but.. I always felt that something was wrong. Even as a kid I felt out of place, foreign and different. Feeling so, and being shy as well, I spent most of my youth playing video games and reading books. I had a lot of fun because not only that I found a way to explore beautiful worlds and experience great stories but I also got to spend time (online) with incredible people from all around the world.
For a long time though, I didn't have a clear focus, I didn't really know what to do with my life.
Fast forward some years and I got a job working in the local shipyard. It was here where I realized that I would like to be out at sea. And so I did just that, I started sailing. I sailed, with various crews, to various places of the world and between contracts, I traveled by myself, every now and then, when I had the time. Things were good.
But things change. More years passed and as conditions on vessels worsened I realized that I'm just a cog in the machine. I couldn't do this this anymore. I'm not obedient, I question things, I don't do something because I'm told to, I do it because it's the right thing to do. I always thought that you can do the right thing, or you can do what everyone else does.
I want to travel, I want to meet people and learn things, I want to improve, I want to do good. I always wanted this, I just didn't think about it. I want to disconnect, I want to wake up in the morning relaxed and when I want to know the time I don't want to look at the clock I want to look at the sun. I want to do something that matters, not something that necessarily makes money, I want to focus on sports and nutrition, on spirituality and meditation, I want to read more. I want to find another way.
Thank you for reading this.
Hmm.. I think I'm pretty good at working with animals, at gardening and maybe woodworking as well. I'm not too bad with computers either. I'm not a very good cook tough, I could help with, but I would need some pointers. Actually, I do know how to make good pancakes.. special pancakes! My girlfriend Julia taught me! We make some every week or so. : )
I have problems with mosquitoes. They looove to bite me, and I don't like that very much.
Special dietary requirements
I cannot eat spicy stuff and I try not to drink too much alcohol. Most of the times I'm just happy with simple meals.