Thinking back about 40 years, I didn't have a darkroom so would go for many months without developing my 4x5 negatives.
I take this to mean that it is the act of photographing, the hiking by myself and trying to open myself to what the scenes in Nature are trying to say, is why I photograph. The final print appears to be secondary, which is kind of weird considering how much effort goes into the making of them.
Also, I don't show anybody but my wife the prints I make, except for one man shows every decade or so in local museums.
Good thing I had a day job.
Unless you or your wife runs the museum, you are showing the prints to someone to get them exhibited.