One of the things that I enjoy the most about traveling is the feeling of being away from people. And that includes people from social media. *introvert detected* Seriously, noisy and kepo people really drains me out.
It’s crazy how my mind is focused more on Instagram and seeing other people’s life rather than enjoying my own. It’s weird that I talk to my “online” friends more that I talk to my family, who I meet every day at home. And the even weirder thing is that I enjoy all that. But at the same time, I don’t feel that it’s right either. It feels good but it’s not right.
I once pictured myself as a mom and I can’t help but feeling sad having kids who are always busy with their phones. It feels strange and yet I’m doing it now as a child.
I am now quitting the news, especially the local Indonesian news because it’s just getting worse and weirder each that. People are becoming more racists and all the media does is making it worse. And I found so many people are obsessed with it. It’s crazy.
Often time, I find myself wasting an hour at least reading that kind of bullshit that doesn’t even have any impacts on my life.
That’s why I feel so much peaceful when I’m traveling. I don’t have the time to “travel to the media” all the time, like the way I used to be doing at home. Now I kinda get it.
I know that I won’t be able to be completely away from the internet. I still need it to communicate with my clients (I sell custom cake and all of the processes from choosing the designs, doing the payment, etc are made online, except on the day when they pick up their cakes at my place). I still need the internet to catch up with my friends and see how things are going. I just think that I need to limit my time with the social media. And so far I think I’m doing good.
I checked Instagram & Path (and sometimes Facebook) just when I need to post something. And I’m planning to update my blog more often *that I promise*
But in the meantime, I’m gonna have a cup of coffee here in Penang.
Oh! I almost forgot to mention that Fred & I made a couple blog several months ago. Go to www.fredricsharon.com to read some of our life stories. Or follow us on Instagram @fredric.sharon to see some of our photos during our trip. We went to Singapore, Ipoh, Cameron Highland, and Penang this December and it has been an awesome two weeks!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!