For many years I haven’t had a full-on holiday break – where I just concentrate on ‘holidaying’ and not updating social, capturing blog content and pre-planning content for when I am away. I had forgotten what it’s like to have an actual holiday, what it’s like to do things because I want to and not because they’ll look pretty for the gram, to update social because I wanted to and not because I NEEDED to. It’s strange that I had forgotten how to holiday, old school style.
I think we have a lot of pressure nowadays to show that we are living our best life, but we seem to forget that we don’t need to document our best life living. We tend to forget that sometimes our best life is private. Constantly feeling the pressure to update, to live, to explore and to do started to take the fun out of holidays for me, and I needed a ‘break holiday’. I decided to barely update social, not check my emails, not post a 37 insta stories a day, and instead to just relax and take in my surroundings properly, instead of through a lens.
It worked for me, and despite having some bad news on holiday it was actually a lovely break – a break in the true sense as I wasn’t thinking about socials, posts, blogs, content, etc.
This got me thinking, as next year I want to visit Iceland for my birthday and we all know it’s such a beautifully photogenic place. But, I want to keep it to myself when I go. I want to make memories from my eyes and not a lens. I want to keep snuggled up against the cold with blankets and throws from https://www.juliancharles.co.
I realised that a holiday for me isn’t about the sun, or the sights, it’s about being cosy and doing what’s best for me; whether that’s snuggling under a blanket for an early night with a good book like I did on my recent holiday, or walking around a beautiful city taking in the sights with my eyes.