Soooo….

Lots and new exciting things happening in life these days. I am trying to post at least once a week now as a way of journalling to share my adventures and excitment.

First big item, life changing move of geography! I am moving November 10th-11th to Norway to start a new job with a company called Mobile Nordic. Excited for the opportuntiy to be employee #10 which offers a lot of opportunity for growth, and to demonstrate what I can do globally. The job will be filled with lots to do and tons of responsibility, here’s hoping I get to do some travelling for work. Yes, I know, NORWAY, is a very random place to move but the role is great, I love the outdoors (hiking, snowboarding, sailing, etc.) which is an important part of Norwegian culture and I am at a hub of Europe (quick Ryanair flight gets me to Paris for the weekend 🙂 )

As exciting as it is, to move to a new place, new job, when you have only 3 weeks to wrap up your life in Canada to move it is a little scary. Scary to get everything done in time, say/spend time with those that matter, and to move outside a familar and comfortable life. Let’s be honest tons of friends and networks here in Canada, but it is a once in a lifetime opportunity that the worst that can happen is I come back home, so why not?

That is a great way to look at it I think, been reading 4-hour work week from Tim Ferris, what’s the worst that can happen? People are always afraid to make decisions and choices, but when you outline the worst case scenerio it doesn’t seem that bad. Worst case I come back home, and do odd jobs till i get a job. Best case, amazing work experience, the company grows, goes public and I have more opportunities in Europe 🙂

I definitely recommend to people to take the time to journal and map out goals. Now that I know that one day I want to run my own foundation doing development globally and locally, and need a sustaining business to support, I can work towards those goals but having fun along the way (“mini-vacations” – Like learning to surf in Australia and Thailand Bali one month, Learn french in France, etc.). I like the concept that life is about excitement and adventure, I always said I live my life to have stories to tell, cause that’s what our time is here in this world, a story.

Off to a meeting but coles notes of my life right now.

1) Moving to Norway
2) New bi-monthly radio show to discuss the ideas/people changing and have changed our world on WLU Radio
3) Marketing director os Student Offering Support – National charity utilzing tutoring as a fundraising vehicle to support development projects in developing nations.
4) Looking for Miss Indpendent 🙂
5) Odd jobs of graphic design, event management, promo work, and small business consulting to make $ to pay for Norway and wrap up bills.
6) Partying in the Loo one last week, then Toronto, hopefully mini-trip to NYC, before I leave.

Cheers and stay out of trouble!

– BMac