I’m 34 years old French Canadian and since June 2018 with my wife and 11 years old son I’m living as Nomad around the world. The two main subjects I will talk about on this blog is nomad lifestyle and healing PTSD through sports.
The first part of my blog will be about nomad lifestyle. In June 2018 we have decided to sell everything we had to live our dream of traveling around the world while homeschooling our son. We wanted to do that for a long time and in June 2018 we did the big move. Since we left, we have visited more than a dozen different countries in 3 continents. Becoming nomads forced us to become more minimalist because we are living out of our backpacks since we left. We learned to be happy with the small quantity of material belonging we can carry in our backpacks.
The other thing I will talk about is my soldier background and my battle against PTSD. I served 10 years in the Royal 22 Regiment as an infantry soldier. In 2007-2008 I was deployed in Afghanistan as a machine gunner for an almost 8-month deployment. That experience was probably one of the best experiences in my life, but the memories from that deployment started to haunt after my return to Canada After my return from Afghanistan I wasn’t’ the same and I took me years to admit it and seek for help and then I was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and received a great mental health therapy. Now, 12 years after my return from Afghanistan I learned how they deal with PTSD and the best medication I found is sport and particularly running.