We spend all of our lives trying to move up on an imaginary ladder. Even when we do succeed, we live in constant fear of falling off and hitting bottom, so it’s still very agonizing - and not very fulfilling. By actually hitting bottom, it gives one unbelievable strength when the realization emerges that you have the ability to endure rock bottom. You understand that you have nothing to lose.
This makes one virtually unstoppable from that point forth. You are free to do anything, to go anywhere, to try anything. No matter what you try, it doesn’t matter if you fail. You’ve already lived through rock bottom and are still breathing. This is the only way to fully enjoy the journey for what it is.
If you know and use marketplaces like oDesk, Elance or Freelancer, you can see headlines like this daily.
Every time I see this kind of headlines, I am like “Bitch, please…”. They want a rock star in an area, but don’t want to pay for it? What planet these people live on?
Do you go to your favorite shop and say “I wanna RedBull and I will pay $0.10.”? I don’t think so, and if so, I will probably leave with empty hands… If you want quality, you have to pay for it, and that’s how it should be.
There is no “long story short”, past days hit me with pretty strongly, it was one of the moments where you can say “Lesson learned”. But later about this shit.
Let’s summarize past weeks, but more likely months. In one post I’ve wrote that I my goal for the Q1 is to move to Manchester, Englad and taste the British style of life. And I did it. I spent there over 2 months that gave me and taught me a lot. This time period moved me ahead again as in business as in the personal life. It’s a few weeks what I’ve got back home, where I need to finish exams at college.
The exams progress is not bad, but expected a little bit better score. I am missing last 4 exams (6 successfully finished) and afterwards I have planned the next big thing - moving to Amsterdam, the most interesting city of the Europe continent!
I wanna leave yet a few lines about business - the new environment inspired me a lot and brought to my “project-to-do” some cool ideas. Despite most of the time took development for my clients, I am working on reducing the client base and keeping just the biggest & most interesting one and moving focus to my own projects.
The first part of this puzzle I plan to run in the few days, I am gonna be more specific when the things settle down, at least a little.
As the headline says, you probably must love or have this show. There is nothing between, at least what I can say on my friends and people from my around.
And I totally agree with that, there are things you just love or hate and Californication is one of those things I love. Why? Simply, I enjoy how some people says it’s about booze, drugs, vulgarity and sex. Well, it’s kind of true, but even if these things are in the 90% of each episode, the rest 10% is about love and relationships - and this is why I love Californication and why it’s one of my favorite shows. Those 10% is contained in each season, obviously depends how much, but it’s just in. There is always a sausage that cover shows - funny life stories like in HIMYM, funny scientists jokes in the Big Bang Theory etc. In Californication is it sex, drugs and alcohol.
That’s why people hate it and says it’s only about getting laid and hangovers. But in fact it’s about guy who screwed up too many things, standing the knee-high in shits and despite that he is still trying to fix all those broken things. Trying to get back the woman of his life. And that is how it should be. Somewhere I saw a comment that said something like “It’s not about the mother who sells drugs for getting money for her sons, it’s not about a detective who’s murdering all those >bad guys<. It’s about life.” I cannot agree more with that.
Also I can hear opinions about how unrealistic some scenes are… yeah, some of them really are, but let’s be honest - who have never been drank and never made some bullshits? Yeah, you got the point…
The first 3 seasons were fantasctic - 1st one 95%, 2nd 90% and third one 100%. The fourth one was weaker and 5th was just a disaster. When started the 6th season and I saw the first episode, I was like “Oh Good, no!” It was a piece of shit in my eyes. The second episode wasn’t really better, but since the third episode I began love Californication in the same way as 3 seasons ago. And the rest of the 6th season? Honestly, one of the best seasons, if not even the best!
The episodes #11 and #12 were probably the top of the whole Californication. Also the music used in this show is excellent, especially for the last season. The chosen music moved Californication on the higher level ahead of another shows.
When I saw the last episode, despite this season was great, I wished a little bit to be the end of this show, because it would be the great finale of the whole show. Instead of I saw a message about the new season #7 - which made partially happy and partially like “Oh nooo, WTF?”. Because of the season 5, which was a tragedy. Because of the season 6, which was perfect.
Who knows if the 7th season will lead to the 5th or 7th one…
When I take a look back on the beginning of 2013, it’s funny how early I broke my New Year’s resolution to write at least one post a day. As the time went was shown up how hard is it, maybe even impossible. Anyway…
As I remember my plans from early 2013 well, the biggest one was to relocate to UK in March 2013. Two weeks ago, I did it. The story behind was maybe a bit more complicated than I expected, maybe I just pictured the whole thing too much smoothly, like a rainbow. But there is no rainbow without storm…
But every storm once disappear, sooner or later. And this one too. After overcoming first issues regarding to accommodation and getting some hits by God’s pennis, I am standing on the steady ground!
A month ago I launched my first project which I am taking death seriously. It’s not going as well as I would like to see it, however it’s just start. In the next few days I am going to run the next project that is in the same niche as the first one and also relaunch one project that I started a year ago.
I had any experience on the market when I launch that project, but the times has changed and despite the 2012 was the synonym to the word fail, it gave me something.
Most of the time in the past week I spent with traveling. Traveling by train is a bit difficult, because each train has ALWAYS a delay. It’s something like a public secret. It freaks me out!
Basically I can say, that 50% of my time took me school and the rest 50% the job. I attended one interview at a startup company here at Czech company. The interview consisted of a little talk with 2 seniors developers, coding exercise and in the end was an interview with the CEO. I wasn’t hired, but I don’t regret it, because my primary goal is to relocate since the March.
Another interview that I attended was for a UK based company. Until now I made a coding exercise and now I am waiting on the results from, and according to result will be pursue the interview process to the next two rounds. About this position I am definitely striving.
So wish me a luck, I will report you how I was doing.
As I mentioned in one the the previous posts, I am from central Europe. I didn’t visit lot of other countries (I don’t count here the vacations - I don’t like to go somewhere for a few days and just mark the country as “I was there”). I wanna spend there some period of my life. At least a month.
The older I am getting (currently 24), the more I wanna experience the life in another country. Until now I spend 2 months in Los Angeles, California. It were incredible 2 months of my life. I fell in love the people, the sun, the environment, the beautiful beaches, I could easily imagine to live there.
But in the world is too much beautiful cities which I would love to visit and live there for a while. If I should name some, from Europe Amsterdam (the best city in the whole Europe!), Berlin, Curych, Reykjavik or Paris for instance. I am impressed by New York, San Francisco, again with Los Angeles, Dilli, Tokyo, Manilla, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland in New Zealand…
But is one life enough for get experience of living in these countries? I don’t know, probably it does, but I wanna try it, I wanna at least to spend there a few weeks, to know those cultures.
I made my little plan for 2013, what would I like to achieve and this theme is on the list as well. Since the end of March I am moving to UK, not sure yet if my steps will lead to London or Manchester. We will see what’s gonna be next.
Getting that feeling that the life is incredibly short, that runs so fucking fast. But also I love this beautiful quote
You live only once, but if you do it right, once is enough.