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    Smile Hello from the edge of the world! :)

    I retired* at age 34, just over six months ago, and I'm looking for new hobbies to fill up all this free time. Your forum looks nice and wholesome - I look forward to becoming a regular here.

    *as in lean-FIRE, as in living frugally, but not working ever again.

    I'm a Russian-American-Canadian - after living in a lot of different cities, I finally moved to Quebec City, and I love it here... Not only dirt-cheap rent ($595 CAD or $472 USD for rent+utilities+Internet ) but also amazing scenery, fun people, and a chance to learn French!

    In my previous life, I worked as an analyst, investigator, manual labourer, strategist, card-counter, minister, interpreter, bookseller, rescuer, writer, and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few more... \_(ツ)_/
    Anyhow, happy to be part of this merry crew, and off to explore the rest of the forum. Cheers!
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    Wow, you've packed a lot into 34 years! Looking forward to hearing what you have to say!

    I'm not far from you--just 26 miles from the Canadian border.

    Welcome!
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    Thanks, eh! For the most part, I just kept looking for new hobbies because my day job (11.5 years with Amazon) was so soul-crushingly stressful and occasionally just plain evil. (That's why I became a rescuer back in Seattle - to do something that was objectively good and helpful.) I'm just a wanderer by nature... Current projects: concentrating on my writing, educating myself on classic movies, and playing through all the games in my Steam library at long last.
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    Welcome!

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    Welcome! Quebec City sounds great!
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    Quebec City sounds delightful!

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    Welcome to the group!!

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    Welcome, GL, look forward to hearing more from you!

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    Welcome, GL. Looks as if you are quite an adventurous soul!

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    Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!

    Quote Originally Posted by nswef View Post
    Welcome, GL. Looks as if you are quite an adventurous soul!
    I just have a bad case of wanderlust, zero shame, and a lot of "what if" ideas that lead to all kinds of fun stuff. In some way, I think I'm overcompensating for the fact that almost all of my ancestors were just peasants who never traveled and didn't have a lot of variety in their lives. I like to think that they're looking down and cheering me own as I move from place to place, hike volcanos, learn exotic languages, etc.
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