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The website of Simon V. Hradil-Kasseckert

Recent Updates:
Seeking career entrance opportunities for the fall of 2022.
Distributing my fine-art photography as NFTs and original darkroom prints.
Recently returned from a 6000-kilometre bike tour across Canada.
Co-facilitating a monthly online men’s group.

I started this blog shortly after deciding to take a gap year. As my perspective changed from needing to get my degree done as fast as possible to embracing opportunities that expand and diversify my experiences I decided to document what I was going through. I write this blog hoping to create something that is both enjoyable to read and insightful for those in similar situations.


VMCT Stage 2

I spent much of my rest day in Naramata agonizing over whether to take the Kettle Valley Rail Trail north towards Kelowna and onwards to Midway, or whether to follow…
Simon HK
June 12, 2021

It can be disappointing if plans don’t work out. I've found it helpful to remember that missed adventures can generally be made up and that growth can occur regardless of how circumstances change. 

Simon Hradil-Kasseckert

How can the circumstances that lifted me out of anxiety and depression be recreated effectively and reliably? skills as an engineer, no matter how complex the analysis, could not get me there. Instead, I turned to a radically different approach, surrendering to my circumstances, refocusing on gratitude, and acting within my field of influence.

Simon Hradil-Kasseckert