“Why haven’t you posted to instagram or facebook lately? Have you thought about becoming a travel social media influencer?”
We’ve been silent on our social media feeds. Not because we don’t have anything to share but because we started to filter our moments through the lens of approval.
It’s tempting to turn our experiences into a polished highlight reel. But we didn’t like what we were noticing from all the travel feeds and the hyped up experiences. Most social media is not a true reflection of a place, people or moment but are created to monetize their lifestyle. It was tempting to do the same, but it’s just not us.
We want the experience of travel to transform us without the need to be seen. It’s like that saying, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” If we don’t post on social media, did it really happen?
This journey has been a process of letting go. We want to pursue growth and most times, in order to grow, you have to let something go. Our silence isn’t because we don’t care, it’s because we care a great deal. We want to be intentional with our voice. We are being silent to allow space to grow.
The radio isn’t broken, just silent for now.