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Photography by Matt Dean Vonnée

I am me

Alexandre Gendron, 30 years old from France.

Ex engineer, I quit my job on the 1st of december 2013 and said good bye to my comfortable monthly 2 500€ revenue to experience what life really is. To live in the unknown of what tomorrow will bring to you.

I’m not rich in money but I’ve never been as rich as I am now in experiences… and the good thing is we cannot really loose experience. Once you got it, it’s for ever.

A lot of people told me that I’m so lucky to live where I used to live since I left. It’s not being lucky it’s just a choice. Everyone can do it. The only problem is FEAR. What are you going to do? How will you earn money? Where will you sleep? I asked myself the same questions at the beginning. I have no answers to give you but I know that you should trust yourself and trust life.

Fear is the only barrier to reach all of your dreams. I’ve been homeless, I’ve been starving, yes… but i used to live in the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, I’ve had very well paid jobs, that I quit as well to keep traveling, I met so many awesome people, I’ve been in love, I’ve been depressed, I’ve been happy and I’ve been sad, I missed a lot of people and family but I never gave up and after all of those experiences I’m here now, hiking to the summit of mountains and volcanoes or walking in stunning sceneries next to a lake to take photographs, my real passion and guess what… I’m still alive, really happy and don’t have nay regrets. Life is an experiment. Life is a game. Play it! You are allowed to make mistakes! Each success is just the result of few failures.

Follow your dreams, every experience, pleasant or unpleasant, is building who you really are. Accept it as it is and trust it.

Everything is gonna be allright.