On the 1st of November 2017, I deleted all my social media. Twitter. Instagram. Facebook. No more. I’ve gone nearly 3 months without it. The only thing I miss is taking pictures. I can take pictures every day but not all link with what I write.
I’ve decided to set an Instagram account up under my blogs name, to put some of my photos and my journey with my goals and life.
I missed photos. I don’t miss check-ins, tweets. I’m more in tune with my life. I’m embracing #joy2018.
I miss taking photos.
Why do I have to have an Instagram account to take photos? I don’t.
Just because I take photos, does that mean I have to share them with everyone? No.
Did I just take that photo just to put on Instagram? Yes.
Would I have taken that photo if I didn’t have Instagram? No.
So, why did I think that I needed to have an Instagram just to take photos? Because everyone else is doing it and I wanted to be apart of that again.
Do I wanna do something just because I should do it because everyone else is doing it too? No.
Why did I stop taking photos just because I removed my social media? I have no idea.
Some of the questions that have been going around my head this past week. I miss taking photos. I have no idea why I stopped taking photos. But I have come to the realisation that I don’t need Instagram to take photos. I can take photos anytime, anywhere without having to share them.
If photos are linked with what I may have written some days, I may share them on here. But I don’t need to take them just to share them. I wanna take photos because that’s what I love to do in my own time, out and about exploring the world.
Photography is something that I do not want to go into. I just wanna take photos for fun. Like many other professions, there are many photographers in the world. I just don’t have the ambition to become one.
Photos are for me when I feel like it not because I should take them. Am I a hypocrite for removing all social media then 3 months later starting one up again? Maybe. I don’t wanna be that person just because I should have social media.
I’m trying to be my authentic self. Let’s act it then!
Goodbye Instagram, yet again.
When deleting my Instagram this time around, I don’t know why, but apart of me wanted to ensure that all other accounts were deleted too. My account from last year had deleted like I knew. But I tried an old email address to find that account still active. That has been deleted too. As far as I’m aware, I have no other Instagram accounts.
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