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Outlandish Has Moved !

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As I promised changes were imminent and the first such change was to move my blog under its own domain. So, continue to follow me in 

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Challenge Accepted !

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As mentioned in the previous post I am not happy with the new job and thus the life I've lead since the beginning of 2018.
This unhappiness and how stress has literally occupied every corner of my mind can be seen also as the loss of all creativity in me, thus the blog has been silent for months.
But now, with a new set of goals and a new determination born from the ultimate disappointment that this new job has been, I decided to challenge myself:
I found a list of 10 questions worth asking myself. Whether as an employee, a manager or just an individual these 10 questions seemed like interesting points to ponder on so from now on I will ask myself one question each week and see what thoughts come forth.
First of all this is a good idea for me because I love writing and I've missed it. But also I hope I will come up with new ideas and perhaps some new realizations about myself and my life that I maybe wasn't aware of before.
So, challenge accepted, let the pondering begin! :)

How Do I Cherish the Moment

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Overall I have been quite good at cherishing the moment. It has a lot to do with the ability to appreciate the little things in life; whether it is a sunny day (rarety in Estonia!), a great meal or a cuddle from someone special.
But recently I have found myself struggling to cherish any moment. There simply hasn't been any moments worth cherishing. Except the moment when I bury myself in bed and slip away from this world for 10ish hours.
I got myself a new job at the beginning of the year and despite it being a large step-down from a Project Manager position I felt hopeful because it was a big company with surely many opportunities to grow professionally and move forwards in my career. How wrong I was... The company culture is everything BUT forward-looking and open. The company, it's values and it's way of operating is a complete opposite of me as a person and as an employee.
This together with the fact that it has been one of the most stressful winters for years (I can'…

Quote of the Day; Story of My Life

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”You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” – Martin Luther KingI’m not a big consumer of inspirational quotes. I find life itself so inspiring that I don’t need quotes to spew evident facts about life to me. But sometimes even I come across quotes by influential people that hit a spot in my mind. Usually those quotes have a point that might not open up unless you’ve seen more of life than just the never-changing streets and people of your home town.


One such quote was the above example from a legend that is the one and only Martin Luther King. In his life he cultivated multiple spot-on and brilliant sentences but this struck a cord with me especially. Why particularly? Because I know exactly (both figuratively and literally) what it feels like standing at a foot of a staircase looking up and not seeing where it ends... If it ever ends. 
One such staircase I met in Paris when we started climbing up to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, and another in Lednice, Cze…