Saturday, December 28, 2013

bye bye facebook.

Yep.  After much thought and consideration (yes, I'm serious) I've finally decided it's time to give up Facebook.  For several reasons.  The main ones being this face …

And this one ...

Oh and this one too {his, not mine}

And because it has just gotten to the point where it is a time suck.  Plain and simple.  {get ready for a huge run-on sentence} I get on, scroll through the feed, half of which the people I know, half of which I don't know, and proceed read that one of the people I barely know liked some person's page that I DEFINITELY don't know, leading me to reading all about this person that I definitely don't knows life, which is generally something awful and/or tragic sending me into even MORE anxiety/worry/fear than I already deal with on a daily basis, which is one thing I DO KNOW that I don't need ANY more of, and end up wasting hours on all these things I don't care about knowing while ignoring the only thing I DO want to know about, which is my family RIGHT in front of me. 

You know?

But the good news?  I'll be more inspired to blog again!  Now that I'm not sharing every detail of my life on Facebook I'll be less involved in social media sites and since my family and long distance friends have expressed interest in still keeping up, it will give me more material to write about now that I'm not sharing every detail of my life on Facebook.

I'm not going to lie.  I was hesitant.  I may or may not have gotten and/or still have the shakes.  Facebook is/was a huge crutch.  Its a connection to a lot of people I care deeply about.  It's a way to be kept in the loop on what's going on in everyone's lives, events that we can be a part of, heck it's the way I've gotten my news on most occasions.   But my favorite part of Facebook is and has always been the pictures and I can get that through Instagram.  The relationships I really value I will make an effort to continue outside of Facebook (and most of them I already have outside of Facebook).  But the fact of the matter is, of the ones I value the most not a single one of them has a Facebook account.  And that speaks volumes to me considering how much time I was devoting to it.

Here's to a more hands-free, PRESENT life!  

Farewell Facebook!

1 comment:

  1. I too am deleting Facebook and my goal for 2014 is to lead more of a hands free present life as well!


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