Years ago a friend said to me, "Brian, if you’re not happy working then quit..” Never in my life did I believe these simple words could send me on a path of fulfillment that would change my life forever.
After much thought and the death of a few-to-many childhood friends, I decided to personally drop everything in life, work on myself, and cycle 8,000 km across CANADA (completed 09-22-18 in 110 days).
My individual goal moving forward is to cycle the world starting again in 2019, raise awareness for Complex-PTSD, share my story, offer hope, listen, learn, find a connection between cycling and trauma recovery, and educate our governments to understand; “change is needed.”
We've all dealt with stress, trauma, and pain. 80% of the worlds population will deal with trauma at some-point in there lives. You don’t need to fight in a war to understand the affect trauma has on a community.
Complex-PTSD, Trauma, PTSD - you decide what name works best. Because in the end, events can change our brains function and structure, with only subtle symptoms showing up initially and more severe symptoms emerging months or years after the traumatic event. - My name is Brian Nadon and I'm a Complex-PTSD survivor.
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
What’s your name? Brian Nadon
How old are you? 46
Which place do you consider home? North Vancouver
What type of traveler are you? Adventurist
What is the first travel that you remember? Bible Camp
What’s your favourite transport? Riding my Specialized Diverge
What’s your favourite country? Thailand
What’s your favourite city? Sidney, Australia.
Where's your favourite beach? Palomen, Goa - India
What’s your favourite food? Street Food
What’s your favourite language? Mandarin
What’s your favourite travel book?
‘Moods of Future Joys’ by Alastair Humphreys
Who would you want to share dinner with? Winston Churchill
Hamburger or Pizza? Pizza
Do you have a favourite sport? Rugby
A musical group you’d like see live? Beastie Boys
Favourite movie? Back to the Future 3
And the worst one? Munchie 2
The most embarrassing song of your playlist? Lady by Kenny Rogers