ABSOLUTELY

Absolutely, back on track! With EVERY single part in my life. Now I know, why it's so important to be honest with everything. I've been lacking a bit since Norway to really be focused all the time again, but since Monday I am working with realistic (not used to have reasonable daily goals haha) todo lists. And I realized I that I work so much more effectively that I am 100% back on track with emails, personal things, meetings and literally everything. Even a bit of sport got squeezed into my tight schedule today! Just soooo stoked to be so happy all the time while working even though these are the things I refused to do properly haha. So today has been another full day at the office, started out sunny, turned out to be rainy in the late afternoon but it didn't really matter to me today as I've been just back in my 'gogogo' mode all day. It simply feels great, even started out digging into kick ass color grading stuff today, another thing on my list since about a year! So yea, work smart and effective. Even have time to catch up with a bunch of friends today - feels INSANE! Time to call it a day after a solid 10 hour day with mails, proposals, meetings and a ton of other things at the office!

Ah, btw as I didn't do any pictures today, this shot is from Tromsø, Norway, I did a couple of weeks ago! Simply looooove Norther Lights!

Talk to you tomorrow! /Seppi


Thanks, Japow!

If I could tell anyone how it felt last night at the last event of The Ski Week in Japan, you would get massive goosebumps for sure! I had an incredible week all over here in Japan, and actually I want to do everything, but not going home. Along the way I've met a crazy amount of new persons with the same spirits. Working has never been as much fun as it is nowadays. Only downside is, that I dropped last night my 35mm lens at the party. It's not cracked but also not working properly anymore - so before the next jobs I have to figure that out. Sucks a little bit as I was planning on heading up to Niseko with a fun little crew this evening in order to get a couple of days off. But since theres a lot of work in front of me and its financially smarter to head back home I figured I would do that.

Today has been already a long travelday. Made my way early morning from Hakuba to Tokyo, and from Tokyo to Narita Airport. As I have to wait a bunch of hours for my flights I will spend a bit of time online, as this is something I've had absolutely zero time at all.

Spent the past two hours on Google, trying to figure out what I have to do in order to move over to Sweden this spring. Had a million talks about this all over the week and the more I think about it, the more I love the idea to move somewhere else! But as Hamburg is still another option as well I want to check this for sure as well! Gonna keep you in the loop, trying to keep going with everything as well as trying to figure out next step of my life.

Anyhow, I'm on the road now since 9 hours and will be on the road another 29 hours until I will arrive back home - so there will be loads of time to think about everything and for sure to chill a lot as I'm fairly hungover today haha.

Out from the Airport! Big Japow recap on the blog is rolling in on Tuesday morning! :)

/Seppi


WHATS WRONG W/ MONDAYS?

When I woke up this morning I realized once again, that 90% on social platforms are complaining about Mondays. Whats wrong with Mondays, honestly? It's a day like every other day, another chance to enjoy our life, to make friendships and make our life better and brighter - right? I've had a pretty weird discussion about exactly this a couple days ago with a friend. He's been almost like, Monday to Friday don't really count as "nice" days. But why? His answer was - work.

Okay so, but what exactly is work? I found one description on web which sounds like hell: Work is part of a job, something done to earn money. Is this what life is meant to be? To work only to get paid a certain amount of money to make life kind of "awesome" from Friday night till Sunday? To wake up on a Monday, be pissed about the fact that it's Monday, go to work for 8/9 hours, go home, sit in front of the TV, chill and fall sleep. This, or something like this on a every day base?

Like, seriously? If this is the fact for a bunch of people, I'm glad that I have a certain mindset within me that is absolutely different. Then I'm glad that I'm working almost 7 days a week and can't really see it as work. I'm not saying that I'm going to work with a smile every day up on my face, sometimes it is rough - yes, and sometimes it's horribly stressful. But why don't accept the fact, and make it as much fun as possible?

When I wake up on a Sunday like yesterday at 04AM, after 4 hours of sleep and a super intense week behind me, I am for sure a little dizzy in the morning - asking myself why the hell I'm doing this. But as soon as I met up with the first people at 05.30 it's been all worth it already for me. After a coffee, a bunch of new faces you've met up with it's time to start to work at 06.30. Super intense shooting period for a bunch of hours. And I guess here is exactly the difference - I see it as kind of a competition. I want to show myself and everyone else what I'm able to do within this period of time, to really make the best out of it. The only way to do this, is to stay positive all the way. If you are showing up at work being all negative, people around you will have a hard time working with you. If you are positive, kind and nice to everyone around you - everyone will have a much better time working with you. And btw, isn't it a lot more fun having smiling motivated faces around you? I guess what I'm trying to say is, that life as well as your "job" is mostly about perception, the way you look at it and the way you handle all those challenges that come across.

If you are pissed about your job, that you have to do it so often and that you don't live the life you see upon Social Media - why don't you think about what you do and what you really want? It's never too late to change and to find something that is fun almost every day. As soon as you found out what you want, don't be afraid of the change. There are a million things coming across your way - but if you stay focused on the end goal, and you really want to reach it nothing will ever stop you.

This said, time to bounce! What do you guys think? I kinda had to write about this as I was thinking waaay to often about all this!

Let's live.
/Seppi


135680km later

Oh wow, another year is in the books. And it's been the best one so far at 100%. Its been a crazy rollercoaster with a million ups and downs but I've learned so much within that time about life, what it means for me to live and how to be happy. :) Just love in every way, I have the best family and friends in world you could imagine and I finally learned to "accept" which is amazing. Work doesn't even feel like work - so what should I complain about? I really found my way and I couldn't be any happier at this point of life. Had a super long nap and could barely get my body up in the morning. My NYE has been amazing which results in a slight hangover, but since I always got water in between and went to bed around 3ish I do feel really good. So I'm thinking about a workout in a bit to sweat out all the rest alcohol and be on top of the game tomorrow morning as my schedule filled up even more yesterday! So stoked to kick all these things off now! :)

At the beginning of the year I decided to document all the big travels I did throughout the year as I wanted to know how much I'm on the road. In 2014 it has been in total something about 30000kms - and I already thought thats a lot. When I counted all the numbers today I realized why I had such a downer in the middle of the year, considering all the work and travels throughout the past 3 years. In 2015 I traveled more than 135000km just in airplanes and cars - getting from one hotel to another. If you realize how much of a big deal it is to travel with that much gear you will also understand why it's so exhausting after going full speed for more than 2 years.

My New Years Resolutions are quite simple this year. Sports every day as this is what makes me feel the most alive. Time to keep working on myself, time to get better at what I do and have the best time of my life wherever I am!

Hope y'all had a nice start into 2016, for me its now time to go for a run and get sweaty for a bit! Talk to you tomorrow! :) /Seppi


Over A Year Of Blogging

Sorry for the delay on this one, I've been just way too busy to get my brain into writing any texts. The past few days were quite crazy. My days consisted of shooting, copying material, meetings, planning, emails and preparing for the next day. All this, every day. Every here and there I met up with a bunch of friends to hang out and chill in my mind for a bit. But yea, things are coming together quite smoothly so I'm super super stoked! Only downside, massive lack of sleep, I'm far behind on my schedule and sport was almost impossible to get done since Friday morning. As I just jumped back into the office from another shooting day the next thing on my plan is definitely to do some sports asap! Will have to work another hour or so at the office now to clean up the basics, go to gym for two hours to blast out the stress and head back into the office to nail down things. Basically planned Monday to be a "day off", but this won't work out at all haha.. stupid me!

Facebook gave me a pretty nice reminder this morning, that exactly one year ago I've been in Morocco, where I started to work more outside the ski industry. So nice to see the pictures and videos from a year ago - so many things changed since that already again! This was also the trip where I properly started blogging - well at least I started to try on a every day routine, but this is sometimes quite hard to fulfill tbh. Trying my best though, it's amazing to scroll back and see what you've been doing in the past - just like a Instagram timeline haha. This blog became quite a important roll in my life as it really makes me think less and it's awesome to get comments, mails, etc. from readers hearing their thoughts! So please stay with me, I have amazing plans for the upcoming months and I'm so so stoked that I'm already working on all those things every day to get closer to what I want! :) Out for now, time to organize and do a ton of sports! /Seppi