For his 40th birthday, Marco Nordio traveled to Karnten, Austria, to compete in an Ironman triathlon competition. Nordio’s family came from Italy to attend this event and to cheer him on as he crossed the finish line.
Rich History of Austria
In addition to these grueling athletic competitions, Austria has a great deal to offer guests and tourists to this historic land. Originally settled by Celts, Austria has a rich cultural heritage that includes influences from Rome, Bavaria, the Slavic regions and the Frankish empire under Charlemagne.
Some of the most important cultural attractions in Austria are located in the city of Vienna. This cosmopolitan center produced numerous famed classical composers including Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert and Johann Strauss, known as the father of the waltz. Vienna is also known as the home of Ludwig van Beethoven and was the scene of some of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s greatest triumphs in the classical music field. The influence of Vienna and its musical scene is still felt in many modern compositions and popular songs.
Austria also holds great importance as the home and birthplace of influential scientists, mathematicians and researchers. Sigmund Freud is perhaps the most famous of these scientific minds, but Karl Popper, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Ernst Mach and Erwin Schrödinger were also natives of Austria. Schrödinger is primarily remembered for his famed “Schrödinger’s cat” thought experiment, which was intended to illustrate a principle of modern quantum mechanics by presenting a situation in which two states of being were superimposed at the same time.
With numerous cultural attractions on display for visitors like Marco Nordio and residents alike, Austria is a favored destination for tourists and an important historic center for all of Europe.
I must admit that there’s no balance in my life for the past couple of years. There’s more work and less time for myself. I am not complaining as I’ve chosen this kind of life. I am just stating a fact. Truth is that I am enjoying this kind of setup. This is what I’ve always wanted to do. I am lucky enough to be given a chance to do something that I am passionate about.
My friends have been telling me to spend more time for myself. Find someone. Go out more. Just enjoy and not worry about tomorrow. I’ve been teased about the (im)balanced life I have and how a balance would be beneficial to someone like me who can’t see how the scale is tipping more to the left (which is work) and less to the right (which is real life).
Oh well. It’s the price I have to pay for enjoying my work. I won’t have it any other way.
Majority of us have debts. I think getting a loan/borrowing money is an inevitable part of life because we all have needs we need to fulfill and cash isn’t always available.
I remember being neck-deep in debts when I was a bit younger. It was just a few years after college, I was still struggling with my job, when I had to take out one loan after another. I also kept on maxing out my credit cards. Either a family member was sick or school fees had to be paid. Interests piled up and before I knew it, demand letters and calls from collection agents were coming from left and right! It was a very troubled period of my life and I thank the Lord I was able to rise up from it. It took a long while but I got out.
Do you know how freedom feels? Being debt-free! You don’t know how free I felt after paying off all those loans and credit card bills. When I was done paying for all my credit card bills, I had all my credit cards deactivated and cut! I didn’t want another repeat performance. The problem with me is that when I see something in the mall that I know a love one would like, I would buy it right away. So rather than be tempted all the time, I cut the root of temptation right then and there!
There is nothing wrong with having debts. I still borrow money from time to time, when I truly need it and payday is still more than a week or so. But incurring debts for luxury items you can live without… I tell you, being debt-free is so liberating!
I am busy with a lot of things offline but I had to log in to the net for these. One of my college professors sent me a text message telling me that our batch will be holding an unofficial reunion early next year. Talks are ripe that class rings will be given out as giveaway with one of my former classmates sponsoring it. Wow! I’d like that very much!
I didn’t get to buy a class ring back in college. I didn’t have the money to buy one. It’s okay because my diploma is more important, anyway. But a class ring is a part of a student’s life I still want one especially now that I can already afford it.
But, hey, the free giveaway is very much welcome to me!
- Work is a never-ending process. It can never be completed.
- Interest of a client is important, so is your family.
- If you fall in your life, neither your boss nor client will offer you a helping hand; your family and friends will.
- Life is not only about work, office and client. There is more to life! You need time to socialize, entertain, relax and exercise. Don’t let life be meaningless.
- You did not study hard and struggle in life to become a machine!
Think about it. Work will always be there. You may change jobs but it’s still work. Your family will not be there forever. I learned that when my Mom passed away. From then on, I realized that life is more than just my job and earning money. Being with your love ones, being with your family, is still more important! Yes, work hard. But don’t use up all your time for work. People who care about you, who love you, are waiting for your attention, too.
My cousin is online right now to check out harley davidson parts from Surdyke.com. He is looking for only genuine parts so he made sure that the site sells those and he’s right! He’s wary of some sites where it says genuine Harley-Davidson parts but with Surdyke.com he is sure to get really genuine parts only.
I have two gadgets that I need to be able to work properly at home: my laptop and my mobile phone. I need both so that I can access the internet and work.
My laptop is obviously used for writing and accessing the internet. My mobile phone is also used for the same function but also for taking photos, reading while waiting in line, jotting down ideas (through memos and notes), and receiving verification and pass codes.
What are your work essentials?