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.