Caring too much what other people think and are saying about when we travel has been the number one reason to why I have stopped blogging and posting images. Yes, even someone in their 40’s can be effected by peer pressure and bullying. So over the past few months I was brought aware of a few *cough* “friends” that have been speaking behind my back. Friends that have been saying things on the line of “how I/we have been showing off by taking road trips or flying here and there”. These people have little to no grey matter, as they were speaking to (known) real friends – friends that let me know straight away what was being said behind my back.
So this post is to explain why I disappeared and why our project 52 is not being published. I say published, because we have gone ahead with the project, I am just not posting about it. I wasn’t going to explain why I stopped; I was just going to stop posting. But not explaining isn’t fair to the friends and readers that have enjoyed dropping by to see what we have been up too. So here is goes, why I have stopped.
Sadly, I actually care what people think about me. I actually care that I could be upsetting others by our adventures. Now please don’t take this the wrong way. This post is NOT because I want to get reactions like, “Mabel, NOOOO, don’t stop posting, we like your posts”. Because that has already happened. I am posting this post because I want these ‘so called friends’ to know that that I know. I want them to become aware that saying unkind things about others can and has had consequences. I also want these people to know their actions are showing their children how to act and how to treat others. Which is extremely sad, shameful and dangerous.
So, while I haven’t stopped traveling – road tripping and flying about; for now, I have stopped sharing our adventures.
Which means my so called friends – I am not missing out. You are. For now – this is goodbye. Happy travels my friends :]