Posts Tagged ‘Optimism’

First day at Camosun College…

Well, it is not how I normally live and operate my life, that’s for sure!

I mean, I normally plan, organize and get most stuff done BEFORE the shit hits the fan. Trust me, the shit ALWAYS hits the fan…  not sure why, not sure how…  but it sure finds its way there. What do I mean?

Well, I kind of related to this in earlier posts,I wanted to get the course selection done months and months ago. For some strange reason I accepted to wait until now. Now see where my arse ended up…  Sqeezed between a rock and hard place.

Okey, down to specifics…

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Helsingborg – CPH – YYC – Canmore – Nelson – Victoria

Hey friends,

This time around leaving my family was extra hard.  It’s testing my conviction that a life here in Canada is the road I want to go. Read the rest of this entry »

World Heritage Areas

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.

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College, Midsummer, Canada, Tickets…

Greetings mobsters!

Where to begin?

Well since the last post I decided to go with Read the rest of this entry »

Normandy Trip / D-DAY

090601 – Normandy Trip started

Gathered at Erik’s place and two other guys joined us shortly after 0800. It was Per and Johan. They were dressed up like Talibans and were newly home from Afghanistan after serving there for 6months.

We loaded up and left for Landskrona and Vallåkra some short stops gathering some more gear. We soon there after headed to Malmö to pick-up our final co-traveller (also called Johan) and then started to head south through Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

College in Canada this fall… the saga continues

Ok, so CSN (the guys who gives me money to study) said that the Medicine Hat College couldn’t be funded Read the rest of this entry »

College studies this fall… Sorting out some issues…

Hi guys, in the midst of working full-time at a logistics company and updating my website (it sure looks nice does it not!?) I thought it would be smooth sailing all the way to the fall when I would start college in Canada again.

Thursday I got a letter from CSN (Swedish Student Loans Board) saying that the program I was Read the rest of this entry »

Career Developments – Better news…

Hey friends!

So I went to the Job Resource Centre in Canmore in the beginning of Aprilto see my contact Amanda. Unfortunately she didn’t have any good news. But what she did make me realize was fantastic!

Many foreign workers in Canada have been laid off Read the rest of this entry »

Life Thoughts – Good Things to Know

Optimists Live Longer Than Pessimists

Optimistic people live longer than pessimists, according to a Mayo Clinic study that was started in the 1960’s. The 900 subjects were initially classified as optimists, pessimists, or a bit of both. Then, recently, researchers looked at the status of the test subjects as compared with their expected survival rates when the study began. Optimists had a significantly better survival rate, while there was a 20% increase in the risk of death for the pessimists.

Although the report did not try to explain why positive attitude was equated with longevity, it did say that optimists may be less likely to develop depression and helplessness and that they might be more proactive in taking care of themselves.

Keep smiling my friends!

Mt St Helens – Mt Rainer – Seattle – Vancouver and the road back to Bow Valley


I headed northeast towards Mt St Helens National Volcanic Site and State Park, when I got to the visitorcentre it was all cloudy and they adviced me not to go up the LONG (>100km) drive up to see some gray clouds and then drive the same road all the way back… Read the rest of this entry »