I no longer have any goals with this blog and I therefore have no motivation of making it good.
Maybe I’ll try CPR in the future. But for now it’s cold dead.
Elin Johansson - A project manager thinking out loud
New year = new country and new town. I took a decision to move this autumn and over Christmas and New Year I did. It kind of breaks my heart to leave all my wonderful co-workers behind and a really great job. But sometimes you have to take new paths in life even though the first steps might be a bit scary.
My new hometown is small, surrounded by the ocean and somehow it manages to be headwind everywhere. I've given my future career a lot of thinking and ended up writing a list of everything I can see myself do in the future. On this list there are things as;
Horse farm in Iceland<
Work in Tokyo
PA for Steve Jobs
Be involved in filmmaking
Run my own magazine
Work at Google
There might not be a clear link between these jobs. But what they all have in common are new experience, a challenge and a lot of things to learn.
But for right now I see myself continuing to work as a project manager. While looking round for an interesting job, I've started working with an idea me and my boyfriend talked a lot about. It's too good to blog about, but if every piece falls in place I will give you an update.
My boyfriend just created a beautiful icon set based on Helvetica Bold. That's worth waking myself up from a blog coma. Preview 245 icons on http://helveticons.ch/.
It’s been a combination of work, new hobbies and to little free time that kept me away from blogging. But I plan to end my year with a post and will make a wish tonight when 2008 becomes 2009 (not a promise) that more post will follow during next year.
2008 started with an internship in Oslo at a digital agency. One thing lead to another and when I graduated from Hyper Island in May I was employed as a project manager. A hectic period followed with a lot of projects. A strong will to always learn more and do better kept me busy and made me work both long and hard. I spend my two summer vacation weeks on a small island without internet and enjoyed food, sun, reading and swimming. Autumn started with me receiving a MacBook for work. I fell in love with this tiny machine and can’t imagine a life with PC again. Oslo finally started to feel like my home and with this feeling came a strong homesickness. I miss family, friends and my dog like crazy. The last months of 2008 I spend playing Halo 3 and L4D, crocheting amigurumi and cooking food while my biggest project went live. Christmas holiday started early this year because I treated myself with another trip to Japan. New Years eve is currently taking place in a tiny hotel room in Hatagaya, but give me another hour and I’ll be clubbing in Shibuya.
This post actually made me think a bit more about 2009. Guess I have to do some thinking about next year and set up some goals to work against. But for tonight I wish nothing but champagne, good food, music, fire crackers and dancing.
Happy New Year!
Between playing DS and thinking about going to bed I couldn’t resist finding out how much my blog is worth. Some calculators says $0.00 and some says 3108 SEK. I like to think it’s the later value, because it’s the same sum as it will cost me to remove one wisdom tooth tomorrow. While I’m taking a deep breath I’ll be thinking of my blog. Too bad that blood and some tears wont increase the value… At least not if I waste them at my dentists chair.
Ever since I got my idea about the day and night toothpaste I can’t stop thinking about how it seems as companies don’t want to interact with their clients. Trying to give away an idea is way harder then getting famous on You Tube.
Why don’t companies encourage costumers and users to contribute with new ideas, tips and their point of view? Sometimes the greatest things come from people outside a company.
What if a company totally opened up for input from others? I guess they would end up with a lot of new products, innovative ways to advertise, meaningful feedback and costumers who feel that they aren’t just buyers but also a part of the company. So the question is – how does your company open up in a good way, and when will it?
Today we summoned all the models we have learned during our time at
I’m doing my best to work distance with my projects from work during these last days in school while I also am packing all my belongings to live in Norway fulltime. Right now I’m just doing my best to keep my head over water until it will be full of champagne on graduation day.
I've been to an inspiring day filled with lectures. My favorite lecture was Jonathan Harris who talked about peoples stories and how he enjoyed to collect them. I really liked the how he combined simple thing to make something grand. I recomend to take a closer look at his project We Feel Fine. It's sort of an bank of feelings collected from blogs with the phrases "I feel fine" or "I am feeling" written in them.
I feel amazed over how small simple ideas often are the best. And there I finished my phrase that will publish me on We Feel Fine. Jonathan also turned out to be very nice and fun to talk to. Keep up the good work!
I'm proud to announce that I'm an employed project manager at Apt since two weeks ago. Guess Norway will be my home for a little bit longer that just my internship period. I'm returning to Hyper Island for a two week long wrap up before ending my education with a big party!