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  • goWalkabout: What is this about?
    use this Blog as a companion during my Walkabout and brick by brick see the jigsaw puzzle unite to a picture of the new context for my next job in respect for the Aboriginals let s start the walk Posted by Torben Schmidt at 10 22 PM Labels Aboriginals Creativity Unemployment Walkabout 1 comment coach April 30 2010 at 9 56 AM Can t wait to read your stories mate Reply Delete Add comment Load more Newer Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Guestbook Please leave a note here Subscribe To Posts Atom Posts Comments Atom Comments This is a Blog about using Walkabout in a chaotic situation in my life trying not to walk in my own footprints and changing my personal patterns how to challenge myself and break my own personal boundaries habits behavior and taboos how unemployment can be changed into being a positive experience with the help of coincidences and curiosity What is this about Why am I doing this How am I doing this With the hope that this will inspire others to try the same Feel free to comment and to join me on my journey I am Torben Schmidt Copenhagen Denmark Blogger and Photographer I have a degree in engineering and one in the psychology of organizations I m unemployed and on my way which is of importance in relation to this blog Labels Aboriginals 1 Anger 1 Authenticity 1 Beauty 1 Breaking boxes 1 Broadcast 1 Bullitt 1 Car chase 1 Care 1 Chaos 1 Control 1 Creativity 1 Discovery 1 Emotions 6 Everyday life 1 Expectations 1 Feelings 4 Field Music 1 Forrest Gump 1 Forward looking 3 Guestblogger 1 Guestbook 1 Harmony 2 How far spread 1 Humor 1 Identity crisis 1 Imaginary 1 Insecure 1 Intensity 1 Jim

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  • goWalkabout: Why am I doing this?
    subjects related to the psychology of being unemployed My hope is to contribute to a more visible context and a more equal dialog among us about this area instead of just being hold captured in my own box trying to get out Why do I have to make this public Sometimes it is better to face the facts and look the situation in the face and let the unsaid be said actually it already feels better and has created a more spacious mental room Other reasons are to push myself forward since this Walkabout is about breaking habits too Why is the language English Because I want to share this with known and unknown relations and friends across borders and again by doing something different than just continue writing in Danish is another way of extending the boundaries And least but not last If this could inspire others to try something a bit different in an unemployment situation write a book make a movie build something join something anything that makes it easier to put one foot in front of the other and to keep the personal process on the right track is has been worth doing Feel free to put forward more whys and to comment in Danish if it feels more convenient Posted by Torben Schmidt at 12 17 AM Labels Breaking boxes Job seeking Mental room Unemployment Unspoken Walkabout No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Guestbook Please leave a note here Subscribe To Posts Atom Posts Comments Atom Comments This is a Blog about using Walkabout in a chaotic situation in my life trying not to walk in my own footprints and changing my personal patterns how to challenge myself and break my own personal boundaries habits behavior and taboos how unemployment can be changed into being a positive experience with the help of coincidences and curiosity What is this about Why am I doing this How am I doing this With the hope that this will inspire others to try the same Feel free to comment and to join me on my journey I am Torben Schmidt Copenhagen Denmark Blogger and Photographer I have a degree in engineering and one in the psychology of organizations I m unemployed and on my way which is of importance in relation to this blog Labels Aboriginals 1 Anger 1 Authenticity 1 Beauty 1 Breaking boxes 1 Broadcast 1 Bullitt 1 Car chase 1 Care 1 Chaos 1 Control 1 Creativity 1 Discovery 1 Emotions 6 Everyday life 1 Expectations 1 Feelings 4 Field Music 1 Forrest Gump 1 Forward looking 3 Guestblogger 1 Guestbook 1 Harmony 2 How far spread 1 Humor 1 Identity crisis 1 Imaginary 1 Insecure 1 Intensity 1 Jim Morrison 1 Job seeking 2 Local outplacement bureau 1 Looser mentality 1 Marinating 1 McCardless 1 Meaningless 2 Meditation 1 Mental room 1 Nazereth 1 Nothing 1 Opportunity 1 Passion 1 Reality testing 1 Reflective 3 Relive

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  • goWalkabout: How am I doing this?
    No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Guestbook Please leave a note here Subscribe To Posts Atom Posts Comments Atom Comments This is a Blog about using Walkabout in a chaotic situation in my life trying not to walk in my own footprints and changing my personal patterns how to challenge myself and break my own personal boundaries habits behavior and taboos how unemployment can be changed into being a positive experience with the help of coincidences and curiosity What is this about Why am I doing this How am I doing this With the hope that this will inspire others to try the same Feel free to comment and to join me on my journey I am Torben Schmidt Copenhagen Denmark Blogger and Photographer I have a degree in engineering and one in the psychology of organizations I m unemployed and on my way which is of importance in relation to this blog Labels Aboriginals 1 Anger 1 Authenticity 1 Beauty 1 Breaking boxes 1 Broadcast 1 Bullitt 1 Car chase 1 Care 1 Chaos 1 Control 1 Creativity 1 Discovery 1 Emotions 6 Everyday life 1 Expectations 1 Feelings 4 Field Music 1 Forrest Gump 1 Forward looking 3 Guestblogger 1 Guestbook 1 Harmony 2 How far spread 1 Humor 1 Identity crisis 1 Imaginary 1 Insecure 1 Intensity 1 Jim Morrison 1 Job seeking 2 Local outplacement bureau 1 Looser mentality 1 Marinating 1 McCardless 1 Meaningless 2 Meditation 1 Mental room 1 Nazereth 1 Nothing 1 Opportunity 1 Passion 1 Reality testing 1 Reflective 3 Relive 1 Responsibility 1 Sacking 1 Self perception 2 Shock 2 Simplicity 1 Soeren Kirkegaard 1 Space Shuttle 1 Surveillance 1 The Confession 1 The Eden Project 1 Time pocket 1 Uffe Harder

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  • goWalkabout: March 2011
    stories and to talk to them to get their reflections on life Or by reading and observing what s going on around me and thereby constantly opening the doors and incorporating new pieces of reality into the big picture thereby putting my self perception into a new perspective For instance what about these reflections on reality People are afraid of themselves of their own reality their feelings most of all People talk about how great love is but that s bullshit Love hurts Feelings are disturbing People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous How can they deal with love if they re afraid to feel Pain is meant to wake us up People try to hide their pain But they re wrong Pain is something to carry like a radio You feel your strength in the experience of pain It s all in how you carry it That s what matters Pain is a feeling Your feelings are a part of you Your own reality If you feel ashamed of them and hide them you re letting society destroy your reality You should stand up for your right to feel your pain Jim Morrison This quote reminded me of Love Hurts written and composed by Boudleaux Bryant It has been performed by many great artists First by The Everky Brothers in 1960 later by Emmylou Harris Roy Orbinson Gram Parsons and others I prefer the intensive and saturated version by the hard rock heavy metal band Nazareth who took the song to a U S Top 10 in 1975 Listen to this 1974 performance and enjoy the intensity of vocalist Dan McCafferty Posted by Torben Schmidt at 9 35 PM No comments Labels Jim Morrison Nazereth Reality testing Self perception Newer Posts Older Posts Home Subscribe to Posts Atom Guestbook Please leave a note here Subscribe To Posts Atom Posts All Comments Atom All Comments This is a Blog about using Walkabout in a chaotic situation in my life trying not to walk in my own footprints and changing my personal patterns how to challenge myself and break my own personal boundaries habits behavior and taboos how unemployment can be changed into being a positive experience with the help of coincidences and curiosity What is this about Why am I doing this How am I doing this With the hope that this will inspire others to try the same Feel free to comment and to join me on my journey I am Torben Schmidt Copenhagen Denmark Blogger and Photographer I have a degree in engineering and one in the psychology of organizations I m unemployed and on my way which is of importance in relation to this blog Labels Aboriginals 1 Anger 1 Authenticity 1 Beauty 1 Breaking boxes 1 Broadcast 1 Bullitt 1 Car chase 1 Care 1 Chaos 1 Control 1 Creativity 1 Discovery 1 Emotions 6 Everyday life 1 Expectations 1 Feelings 4 Field Music 1 Forrest Gump 1 Forward looking 3 Guestblogger 1 Guestbook

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  • goWalkabout: February 2011
    earth Friday December 22th 2006 at the J F Kennedy Space Center And some years later my own picture of the launch found its way to my blog as a symbol and metaphor of my own journey While I m writing this Discovery has taken off safely for the last time and is now orbiting the earth you can follow the STS 133 mission live here Meanwhile take a look on the launch that Saturday evening December 9th 2006 when i saw Discovery take off Posted by Torben Schmidt at 11 51 PM No comments Labels Discovery Space Shuttle Tuesday February 22 2011 Keep on walking Many before me has discovered the importance of physical exercising in a stressful situation Besides being stress reducing because of the increasing amount of endorphins serotonin and dopamine in the body and on the same time the reducing effect on the amount of the stress hormone cortisol there is also a relaxing and meditative element associated with physical exercising The conscious and active work with my respiration forces me to defocus away from the problems and concentrate on one specific task breathing I am mostly doing walking and running at the moment and at the moment especially walking contributes to the meditative element and thereby is a key to inner relaxation and balance The Danish philosopher theologian and author Soeren Kierkegaard May 5th 1813 November 11th 1855 who had a great interest in human psychology has concentrated the physical and meditative effects of walking in the following lines about walking as a problem solver and a way to make things better Above all do not lose your desire to walk every day I walk myself into a state of well being and walk away from every illness I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one can not walk away from it if one keeps on walking everything will be all right Soeren Kierkegaard s letter to his niece Jette and partly my own translation Another person who has recognised the meaning of physical activity is Forrest Gump played by Tom Hanks in the American comedy drama from 1994 Forrest realises that he has to try to make sense of his feelings for his beloved Jenny the deaths of his mother and his friend Bubba and he decides to go for a run which brings him from coast to coast across the USA and lasts for three and a half years Enjoy the following clip and think about walking running or something similar next time you encounter a new challenge it might bring you some new insight Posted by Torben Schmidt at 11 37 PM 2 comments Labels Forrest Gump Meditation Soeren Kirkegaard Walking Newer Posts Older Posts Home Subscribe to Posts Atom Guestbook Please leave a note here Subscribe To Posts Atom Posts All Comments Atom All Comments This is a Blog about using Walkabout in a chaotic situation in my life trying not

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  • goWalkabout: November 2010
    the flying plastic bag After writing about My life on the clothes line I came across the famous flying plastic bag scene from the movie American Beauty from 1999 directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball There are many interpretations whether the film is a mystery story a kaleidoscopic journey through American suburbia a series of love stories or whether it deals with loneliness and beauty Many of the scenes are about life in general and deals with issues such as hate anger and frustration And it is sometimes hard to figure out whether it is a funny drama or a serious comedy But the reason it is mentioned here is that from my point of view one of the main messages of the film is to show that even in situations of utterly ugliness there is beauty in everything even if it at first sight looks insignificant meaningless or boring In this perspective even an inharmonious plastic bag floating and dancing in the wind above a parking lot in front of a wall on a cold gray day becomes beautiful As the plastic bag is representing the real value of life and beauty so are the swing patterns of the clothes line a kind of carrier wave at which I in the end find my personal resonance in order to bring everything into better harmony In the film Ricky recognizes the beauty of everyday life in small things and shoots a video of as much as he can in fear of missing it The scene with the flying plastic bag is what he considers the most beautiful thing he has ever captured He tells Jane that the dancing plastic bag got him to realize that there is an entire life behind things and he feels that sometimes there s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can t take it and my heart is going to cave in Take a look at the flying plastic bag scene with Ricky and Jane Posted by Torben Schmidt at 1 21 PM 1 comment Labels Beauty Everyday life Feelings Forward looking Harmony Newer Posts Older Posts Home Subscribe to Posts Atom Guestbook Please leave a note here Subscribe To Posts Atom Posts All Comments Atom All Comments This is a Blog about using Walkabout in a chaotic situation in my life trying not to walk in my own footprints and changing my personal patterns how to challenge myself and break my own personal boundaries habits behavior and taboos how unemployment can be changed into being a positive experience with the help of coincidences and curiosity What is this about Why am I doing this How am I doing this With the hope that this will inspire others to try the same Feel free to comment and to join me on my journey I am Torben Schmidt Copenhagen Denmark Blogger and Photographer I have a degree in engineering and one in the psychology of organizations I m unemployed

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  • goWalkabout: October 2010
    I will fall onto the fence which is just in front of it this clothes line which is snarling and hurting me but nevertheless constitutes my life line right now the same on which I am cautiously crawling in calm weather My considerable ability to change direction and turn my bac k on t he rain when it becomes too much and my face to the sun when it appears on rare occasions in autumn weakens or even disappears in the chilly nights Now and then when the wind falls and the sun is shining I may collect all my energies and actually be able to swing the line all the washing is gamboling while I have risen so high up in the air that I can look over the fence When I am up there my view is extended I see life and possibilities and even though it is chilly I feel an inner warmth and optimism I have the sensation of being my usual self again I perceive reality as a need to be myself from time to time on the clothes line To be myself and not being afraid of drying on my own conditions and to be able to define my own swing pattern and to find my personal resonance in order to bring it into better harmony I realize with growing clarity the importance as well as the necessity of finding my proper wind direction so that I avoid being sacrificed chafed and numb from hanging on the clothes line and finally blown off If somebody would help me this is where I require assistance Then I will be able to lose my hold of the line and climb down safely to the ground land on both feet and stand firm Posted by Torben Schmidt at 11 50 AM No comments Labels Feelings Forward looking Harmony Responsibility Newer Posts Older Posts Home Subscribe to Posts Atom Guestbook Please leave a note here Subscribe To Posts Atom Posts All Comments Atom All Comments This is a Blog about using Walkabout in a chaotic situation in my life trying not to walk in my own footprints and changing my personal patterns how to challenge myself and break my own personal boundaries habits behavior and taboos how unemployment can be changed into being a positive experience with the help of coincidences and curiosity What is this about Why am I doing this How am I doing this With the hope that this will inspire others to try the same Feel free to comment and to join me on my journey I am Torben Schmidt Copenhagen Denmark Blogger and Photographer I have a degree in engineering and one in the psychology of organizations I m unemployed and on my way which is of importance in relation to this blog Labels Aboriginals 1 Anger 1 Authenticity 1 Beauty 1 Breaking boxes 1 Broadcast 1 Bullitt 1 Car chase 1 Care 1 Chaos 1 Control 1 Creativity 1 Discovery 1 Emotions

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  • goWalkabout: July 2010
    spots of Beatles and on the other hand utterly modern Their songs often expresses the everyday hopelessness in a challenging and provocative way and are in many ways an outlet for feelings like Shame guilt humiliation often associated to the meaningless in life and work life in particular Of course there songs strikes a resonance in my own situation by putting words on the emotions and feelings and in that respect they are part of my mental work out So the picture of being shattered in different ways is recognizable Applications which never became reality the way the system the job creation program treats me as unemployed becoming more and more an illusion which in the beginning is dealt with enthusiastic but in time becomes a painful duty done in pure and simple necessity Them that do nothing make no mistakes it is well known that the system is a facade How do we trust the speaker When his calling is to call But this particular song also draws my attention to the different interpretations of doing nothing not meaning necessary laziness or cheating or the like as the system believes in But to me there is also a forward looking positive optimistic reflective and edifying outcome of doing nothing for a period of time It is a way to establish room for reflection new ideas and creativity I think it has become a new theme for me I don t mean to sound tight but listen to the song yourself Posted by Torben Schmidt at 10 30 PM No comments Labels Emotions Field Music Meaningless Nothing Reflective Sunday July 11 2010 A day at the office Experience s from a recent meeting at the local outplacement bureau which is working for the local authority My past which remained the past The walls have the same white color the tables are the same as last time set as at the doctor s three in total one chair in front and one behind but the caseworker is new She tells about her past AF employment service Kultorvet job center and about her current job at the local outplacement bureau which is working for the local authority very stimulating for her apparently I think Where am I in this But small talk is always a good way to learn to know each other I m waiting to see when we ll come to who I am and what I need although it all feels like it starts all over again like the first meeting But it s just that we do not My history with the local outplacement bureau remains in the past my CV and I personally seem to be uninteresting the case worker only briefly listens to what I have done lately and asks shortly about whether I got my last job through a program for unemployed people No I did not I found it myself at that time 10 years ago in the queue in Metro local super store using my network no reflection or reaction to see on the other side of the table My course will be rectified My future is very quickly getting complicated I do not have the right ticks in the journal Another case worker is called An intense and technical discussion takes place between the first and the arriving caseworker it s obviously complicated is he a HIG er Has he taken the writing course How with this or that course He must be activated it is almost time for that In itself interesting to observe how it is possible to plan someone else s future without asking him Minutes goes by and becomes more of its kind I m loosing myself there at the chair in front of the desk but somehow I pull myself together and hear myself saying Maybe someone has evaluated individually that I should not participate on the writing course The continuous talking stops briefly and a head is turned towards me but only for a short time then the discussion continues I have now been upgraded to the candidate It takes a little time before I become aware that the candidate is me and that my candidacy is to get a new job The candidate has a right to know what the requirements are Yes but I m also siting here and looking forward to join the talk Gradually the solution is obvious a four week course will solve the problems by joining that I will fit into the system and be back on the track again my course is rectified it is clearing up from a system point of view A head is turned towards me noting You can probably understand that if you don t have the right ticks and the requirements are not met we as the local outplacement bureau will not get the job next time The discussion between the two case workers continues Well to me it sounds reasonable that we secure two jobs for the case workers rather than one for me It is probably best for you Time passes and I feel more and more runned over and without any influence I m just sitting collapsing on a chair in front of the desk There is a lot of typing on the keyboard the journal is updated I m systematized A leaflet about work experience in a company is pushed across the table You ve been to several meetings have you not heard about this A fleeting wonder passed her face however is was quickly swept away It s probably best for you Now I begin to come to myself in front of the desk now it is becoming enough Three quarters has past with requirements I had to meet Where am I in this But we know what goals we must meet therefore the case worker tried But my situation now is that the For the first time the two case workers looks at me and listens for a

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