Put The Phone Down

You really do miss alot when you are on your phone. It is very distracting, time consuming and addictive. I was reminded of my phone usage on my most recent trip. Being in a new space makes you want to capture everything, especially being in California.  
I mean it makes you wanna takes pictures of just about everything. The sun, blue skies, the trees, the people, etc. Then I realized I was no longer living in the moment, but letting the moments just pass me by. I was no longer paying attentiom to my environmet. I was to busy trying to edit my pictures so that I can make them look good for Instagram. Anticipating all the likes and comments I would recieve. But this is not why you travel. You travel to explore and become alive. To awaken with a new perspective on life and the people in it. California was filled with energy, community and culture.  

The Bay area was easygoing, and full of good vibes. I am glad I took time to take in this experience rather than being on my phone. From the Golden Gate Bridge, to the annual Oakland Music Festival, every day was truly special. 
  
This trip has taught me the beauty in living in the moment. When you decide to give your full attention to what is going around you, your apperciation is deepened. Choose to put the phone down once in a while. ❤️

6 thoughts on “Put The Phone Down

  1. makupsy says:

    This was a great read. You took some very beautiful photos too. Its true that most of the time we are busy anticipating Instagram like instead of enjoying right here and now. I experinced that when I travelled to Cape Town and because I made sure I always left my phone in the hotel room it is the most memorable holiday I have had to date.
    Thank you for sharing and I hope more people,me included will learn to put our phones down more often.

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    • MoonChild19 says:

      Yess thank you for sharing and I agree with you 100 percent. I must say that this has been my best experience to date. I plan on leaving the phone behind for future trips. Thank you for your feedback and for reading!!

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  2. Agreed. Things like phones and social media have started to intrude and interfere with our lives. I’ve always believed that the strongest connections you make are done by being present and in the moment (with people and the experiences around you). Phones allow us to be “connected” to everything at all times, but in the process we are losing our real connection to the world around us.

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  3. Couldn’t agree with you more! I have been guilty of the same and finally realized it and have been working on this for some time now. I’ve gotten better but still slip up from time to time. 😩 Great post! Proud of you! Xo

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    • MoonChild19 says:

      Yes the phone is a gift and curse at the same time! We must use it with caution.. Thank you for reading! Thank you love for the well wishes!! And I am proud of youuuuu! Your life is taking off in a big way! Blessings on blessings!!!

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