In the alphabet of doing what you love… today’s post comes to you by the letter Z…
Z IS FOR Zanzibar
I’ve wanted to go to Zanzibar for about 5 years. I have no idea why. Is it because it’s got a cool name? Is it because Freddie Mercury was born there?
I don’t know. Maybe that’s the whole point. You don’t always know why you want what you want. You don’t know why you want to start a blog. You just want to start one. You don’t know why you want to sail the world. You just want to go on an adventure and feel the wind in your hair.
I couldn’t know until my friends and I had been spun into infinity on a dancefloor in Havana why salsa made me feel alive. I couldn’t know until I’d been there for months, why I needed to live on the Galàpagos Islands. I couldn’t know until she found a way to communicate her craving for a prawn cracker that getting a dog would become one of the best lessons in trust and fun I would ever have.
You don’t always need a plan. You don’t always need a strategy or a 12 step programme (or some random person’s alphabetised checklist).
Sometimes you just need to pick something and see what happens. Pick a letter and find a word to explore. Pick a place and play with ways to get there.
I still haven’t been to Zanzibar. But because I’d been getting ready for it, I could buy the coaching I really wanted with the most badass coach in town. Investing in yourself is sometimes the best way to discover what you really need.
Sometimes you don’t need to go to the island to find yourself. Sometimes you need to find yourself to get to the island.
Love your Zanzibar. Find your you.
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