Holiday? Pah, I want to experience something! I want to see the world and try the wildest things and jump down somewhere at the end and then climb back up again!
That's roughly what my ego would have said about holidays 3 years ago. The current me sees it a little differently. A little more relaxed. A little more thoughtful. A little more relaxed. And perhaps even a little more conscious. I have been pursuing my Kakao mission non-stop for over two years now. When I'm not drinking Kakao, I'm talking about it or dreaming about it. Not incessantly, but still so present, so constant, so beautiful, so DA.
So without further ado, I decided to go on a real holiday. With relaxation and all that. Not alone! But this part should not and will not be part of this narrative. The place where I will stay will also remain a secret.
Switch off and enjoy for 8 days. I could not imagine it. I had forgotten what it was like to switch off and that's exactly why it was coconut time. Packed suitcases the night before and jetted off, only to realise at the airport gate: I forgot the Kakao. My 17-year-old self would say LOL. I wanted distance and peace from Kakao and so that's exactly what I got. I had to laugh out loud at this realisation and still smile now. Ciao, Kakao! So I let myself fall into the purest, analogue planlessness. Beach-soaked calm and sun-ripened time-out. For a brief moment, I even managed to feel something again that I thought I had lost: my boredom! I vegetated along without even once checking "the numbers", without creating "content". "My team in Djörmänie will manage..." I thought to myself and my mind could be satisfied with that. And how it whupped. <3
But what am I trying to tell here? Where is this all leading? And why is no one here finally wearing a mask? What I want to leave you with are my insights from this holiday: - I have the best team in the world (I'll introduce you to the two new members of M&S soon) - My business runs best when I'm far away and, above all, not in the way - Social media has forfeited its place on the food chain for me and from now on serves as a nice catch-all for the wondrous world of Kakao and its happenings - Volcanic sand gets really really hot in the sun - I don't "do" relaxing, relaxation comes to me when I let it.
So much I want to share right now. So much feels good right now. And this is my compass from now on. You want to know more? Then ask me. And, not to leave you standing in the monsoon rain, here's a little show of me with the Jew's Harp in Nature. Enjoy my friend.