Friday, June 29, 2007

Chaos is just another word...

Chaos is just another word for opportunity, and by that yardstick I'm off to a bountiful land of opportunity.

Two weeks ago, I had a promising looking career ahead of me in a good bank. Today I have a suitcase and a rucksack. Two weeks ago, I had an easy life with a half hour commute to the office. Today I'm 9000KMs from the main office and don't even know where the other offices are. Two weeks ago, I was a calm(ish), balanced Human Been. Today I'm a nervous wreck likely to crumble to dust if you go 'boo' too loud.

Two weeks ago today, I got a call from an ex-boss who I haven't worked with for years, asking if I'd be interested in doing some work for him again. When I realised he wasn't joking and really did think I could do the job, I suddenly had a lot to think about. Over the next two days, Cheryl and I had a lot of discussions about how we could make this work and what it's going to mean for us in the long run. In the end, after a conversation with Noah (my old man) and some more research I decided to go for it.

For the next 6 months, I'm going to wander around Africa doing Stuff with Things(tm). I'm going do something of use to real people in some shitty places, and I'm going to see parts of the world that the average person never will. And at some point, I'm even hoping that someone's going to tell me what it is exactly that I'm going to be doing :)

I'm going to pack the camera, so I'm hoping to post some decent pictures over the next few months, and I'll update this diary at least once a week. I can type on the plane after all ;)

This lemming is going wandering in Africa - and you just know that's going to result in some great stories!


  • Good luck Wayne!

    By Anonymous Francois Botha, at 12:33 pm  

  • The word "Adventure" will take on a whole new meaning!! Have a blast, enjoy every moment - and keep your head down!

    By Anonymous The Ancient One, at 6:43 am  

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