The Quest

Realising recently that I haven’t done very much in the way of ‘Exciting, Interesting or Adventurous’ in the last 11 years (apart from getting a degree), I have embarked on a quest for a new and improved mojo. That’s me on the right, engaging in quest-based plan-plotting, hat-wearing and hyphen-using.

Photo: Amy Gwatkin

Mojo [def.] – (1) a magic charm, talisman or spell; (2) [mass noun] infuence, especially magic power; (3) a Cuban sauce or marinade containing garlic, olive oil and sour oranges.


My quest is split into phases (or chapters, stages, levels, sub-quests, etc; take your pick) and I’ll document my journey on this blog, using various different writing styles.

Stage I – Enjoy being single for the first time in 10 years; strive to get back the work ethic I had at the beginning of the year; say yes more; don’t shy away from things I may fail at. This part of the quest began a while ago, so posts about it will likely be retrospective.

Phase II – Go to Nepal for at least 6 weeks; if circumstances allow, then go to Hong Kong for a few weeks and then work in Tasmania for a few weeks before returning in time for Christmas. This part of the quest begins on 15 September 2011.

Chapter III – [TBC. Suggestions are welcome.]


Sub-quests : (1) Learn actively as well as passively; (2) Introduce myself to people and listen to their story; (3) Wear a hat more often.


6 responses to “The Quest

  1. Pingback: All Alone in a Foreign Land « On Questing for a Mojo

  2. “I cannot rest from travel: I will drink
    Life to the lees: all times I have enjoyed
    Greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those
    That loved me, and alone; on shore, and when
    Through scudding drifts the rainy Hyades”
    – A. Tennnyson

  3. Pingback: To Hong Kong! | On Questing for a Mojo

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