Three years on WordPress!

A friendly reminder told me today that I’ve been blogging here on WordPress for the whole of three years today! Incredible! It’s hard to imagine that three years ago today i jusjohnson-celebration-of-learning-Thinkstockt left my old job to take the first steps on this very journey that i am on right now, and i am very glad that i decided to start this blogging process that very same day. It has at times provided me a channel to put my thoughts into writing, and at times, perhaps mostly; it has been a fun and worthwhile distraction. I do know that the last several months since i left for my sejour to Canada I’ve not been posting here nearly as much as I’d like, and that will change. Either way, i look forward to the three years ahead; i know that they will be interesting and rewarding in many ways!

Thoughts about the future –and the SAT!

So today is the last day to get the ducks in row and prepare for the SAT tomorrow; the last chance to take the SAT (or högskoleprovet as it’s called here in Sweden) before applying for college this fall. Originally I, of course, had planned to do a lot more studying for the test…but reality and other chores got in the way. I feel pretty content about my chances tomorrow though, it’s not a stretch to say that they’re ok.

Doing good tomorrow is not a deal breaker for the coming fall no matter what, it’s just that I’d increase the margin to get accepted to my primary school and degree programs.


15th of April is the last day to apply for college here and with 99% certainty my application will look somewhat like this:

1st pick: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Economics at the University of Gothenburg. Here I  have four different choices for specialization. Analytical, Linguistic – English, Linguistic – Chinese or Linguistic – Japanese. I’m going to apply to all four with English being my top choice.

2nd pick: The same Degree except the specializations above at the University/College of Borås.


All of the above will most likely end me up with a Master degree as well.

For second tier back-ups (so to speak) I’m applying to one or two Bachelor’s in Social sciences with a BA or Econ specialization. I plan to throw in a BsC in Logistics there as well.

No matter how the cookie decides to crumble tomorrow I will get a spot at one of the programs above, I know that already, which is a bit comforting. The Lingustic BA programs in Gothenburg are really appealing though, I’d really love a future career in international business and trade. This town always felt a bit too cramped for me to be honest…

A new beginning


A new beginning

So today i left my old job for the last time, and i managed to catch this shot of the sky on my way home..somehow it represents my mindset at the time being.

Cloudy with a chance of new opportunities and a new beginning! I feel a little bit sad for leaving all my good work buddies, but at the same time and more so happily i feel optimistic about the future. For one door that closes, another one opens, as they say…

Anyways, next stop on the agenda is a written English course argumentative exam on Monday that i have to do to add on my grades for the University. Today that is not too much on my mind however…i feel somewhat confident about it all and i’ll finish it on Sunday.

Today i just kick it back and enjoy the turning of a major chapter in the book of my life…i rarely say this but i really feel that i deserve this one…

“An ending…”

I’m sitting here on the penultimate day of my job here at the textile factory, looking out the window and feeling pretty hopeful about my future outside and without this current employment. I have my goals in sight and a definite possibility to reach them.


And oh, i decided to start blogging about this journey that i’m embarking on; one that will take me from the factory floor, through university and to a future career i secretly always dreamed of!Image