This is the personal website of Frank Scheffler, a German thirty-something hybrid of digital enthusiast and historian on the jump to Sweden. This site is meant to make you familiar with my professional and academic background. It also provides you with brief insights to my strongest beliefs, passions and thinking.
What I did
There have been several steps in my academic and professional life that lead me where I stand today and made me who I am. This section will give you concise information about my experiences, skills and selected projects I realized so far. If you like to know more or need some details, let me know and I will be glad to tell you about.
What I think
My doing and thinking is influenced by certain convictions and beliefs. To call it creed may be too much, but let me try to sketch it for you. My personality put in a nutshell. Hopefully, this will make you get a broad understanding of who I am and how I work. The right set of skills is not enough today. It needs to be a social fit as well.
What I love
I do not believe in the concept of a work-life-balance. Because it sounds too mutual exclusive. To me, a truely successful life is always a blend of a happy and strong family, a fulfilling and spurring job and many passionate activities. All these things enrich my life and provide me with new energy, inspiration and all the happiness I need.
Right from the start, I knew that this year is gonna be a big change. My wife Patricia and me decided, that it is time for a fully new beginning. We somehow finished a certain phase of our lives and are looking forward to start over in Sweden. Even though there are many challenges ahead, we are ready and eager for what comes further down the road. Nothing pushed this decision but our dreams and freewill. We thank our family, fellows and friends who support this endeavor and help to make it possible.
Relaunching this Website
Many projects go along with our move this year. One of them was to relaunch my personal website first. I hope it will give you a good impression of me and - in case you are looking for a new motivated, skilled, and experienced guy to join your team - will help me to find a new company to throw in all my talents and energy.
After nine really wonderful years, Patricia and me finally decided to make official what has never changed since the first time we met. A true love and strong partnership that has withstood all adversities. It was no huge wedding celebration, as that is not what this bond is all about. It is the closeness of two hearts, promising everlasting love and mutual support.
Sorting out my Life
To have so many changes in life is truely a great opportunity. As we plan to have a smart move to Sweden, we want to reduce the load to carry with us. Everything it put to test, whether we still need it anymore. Most of us have too many useless stuff around. That is a burden and a waste. We want to get rid of both and have tried to simplify our lives for a while already. Time for a lean start up.
Finding a new Job to love
I am glad to say, that I always had a job I loved and that fostered my skills and personality. No matter what my occupation was, I learned a lot from it and the people I worked with. Over the years I gained experiences I do not want to miss. Now it is time for the next step and I am conviced that Stockholm will be the right place to be. I am eager to become part of the digital heartbeat of Scandinavia.
Moving to Stockholm
When we decided to go abroad, a couple of places came across our minds. The decision to finally chose Sweden was first of all made by heart and guts. It is this special way of living, which combines a modern, liberal society with a down-to-earth mentality close to nature. We immediatetly sensed it when driving around this beautiful country last year, meeting so many nice people. Finding an apartment will be the toughest part, we know that. But we found a place we will surely call home soon.