Only recently I was walking along the streets in the small township of Maleny situated in the Sunshine Coast of Queensland Australia. Maleny is a fascinating place to visit with its many contrasts , contrasts of wealth, people, food, clothes, lifestyle etc. In fact it is such a fascinating place that I found I was taking photo after photo of interesting things always thinking of that next great photo for my social media pages.
In fact I was so caught up in the process that time slipped by and rather than enjoy the beautiful day, the sunshine, the vibrancy , and the smell of the freshly baked bread from the local Bakery I just kept snapping photo after photo. It was only when I return home that I realised that I had been caught up with the euphoria of collecting photos for social media and not enjoying my time in the present.
So what is the purpose of this blog I guess to encourage others to not lose themselves in a world of likes and follows and concerns about the light, the angles, the subject matter, but just to enjoy the moment. Look around and see what you can see like the purple berries on the forest floor in the rainforest , smell the environment, hear the sounds of the birds calling, children calling out and laughing , and touch that brightly coloured locally made string shopping bag. Take time out of your day look around and savour the moment and just enjoy. So the next time you travelling think about the purpose of your trip, enjoy the now, and don’t lose your precious time to social media demands.