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. ❤️