MAOOMBA IS LIKE A CAT THAT’S LIVED SEVERAL OF ITS 9 LIVES.
A place to explore, fail, and try again. And again.
Little did I know when I bought the domain name years ago, that Maoomba.com would become a food blog, a children’s gift store, a journal of personal discovery… It has been many things over the years, but one thing has remained constant: it is the place where I’ve been able to explore new ideas and share my learning.
Given its history, it was inevitable that Maoomba would have one more life. Today, it is officially an exploratorium, a place for both you and I to feel comfortable with the ideas of experimenting and, sometimes, failing. A place where imagination and creativity have a chance to roam, even if the outcome isn’t at all what we anticipate. A safe place to explore, try something different, ask beautiful questions, and experience the wonder of self-knowing.
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I am Stormy Sweitzer, Maoomba-in-Chief
::Writer, everyday explorer, and your guide to a life that moves you
I am fascinated by and curious about the ways that we experience, learn from, and express ourselves in the world. Here at Maoomba, I help gentle souls, like you perhaps, explore the possibilities before them.
Through my writing, guides, and the many surprises you will encounter on this website, I help you uncover possibilities, articulate dreams, and build the confidence and unique roadmap you need to get you out of your head and into the world to experience them.
And I do so with a nod to practicality; my years as a consultant and project manager have made me as nimble with navigating real-world frameworks and constraints as I am with exploring creative imaginings, wondrous encounters, and deep unknowns.
What you discover on Maoomba all depends on what you want to experience—not just in this lifetime, but today, and how you want to express yourself—not just creatively, but in the way you are in the world.
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P.S. WHAT’S A MAOOMBA (PRON: MUH-OÓM-BA), YOU ASK?
The story of Maoomba starts in Africa. A young couple, on safari there, made a surprising discovery among a pile of coconuts: the knobby, fuzzy head of a baby girl. They brought this little girl home to live with them as their daughter.
That little girl was me.
While this bedtime tale was just my father’s invention, I proudly claimed the sense of whimsy, wonder, and adventure it represented and the nickname—Maoomba-Goomba Queen of the Jungle—that accompanied it. It is my personal myth. My origin story. And I bring the spirit of it to my everyday explorations and creative pursuits.