It has been a few weeks since I have posted. Not too much has been going on, I am just near Christchurch trying to sell my van and heading back soon.
I told myself I would try out the blog for the NZ trip and see how it went.
I have always been apathetic towards social media, and I don’t know why I thought this would be different. I thought getting on social media and posting would feel less like a chore or work this way, but that is not the case.
Too many times I found myself feeling like I needed to post something, when I much rather would have spent the time hanging out with other people at the campsites, playing soccer, or playing guitar. I enjoy writing, but this was not the outlet for me.
I also really don’t enjoy taking photos. The photos never capture what is truly there, and there are hundreds of better photos of the same things on google images already. I also have yet to look back on photos from the past more than once every few years.
I thought I would like travel blogging, but after being in New Zealand that is not the case. A large amount of travel bloggers are successful by posting the “hidden gems” and places you should go. After seeing how widespread travel has become, I would never post about the places I truly love. Many of the places that once held magic are now overrun. The places I have posted about are already at that point, but so many people have already posted them as well. Travel has changed quite a bit, even in the last ten or so years I have been doing it, and I don’t like the direction it is heading.
Thank you all for the time you spent reading what I posted. If you would like to stay up to date with what is going on in my life, just give me a call! I love hearing from people, especially when you can hear their voices.