After everything that’s gone on in the world lately, I quit Facebook.
I had been thinking about deleting Facebook for a couple weeks now and that was the last straw. We are so connected to our phones and tablets and I just don’t want to be that connected to people who don’t care about me. (But you have a website, Nikki?!) Yeah, yeah I know. But this is my place to share my thoughts and my life. Honestly, I don’t care if people don’t read it. I don’t promote it so it doesn’t surprise me when I login after a week and my views are the same. I’m just putting my thoughts out here with the hope that maybe one day someone struggling will read them and know that they are not alone. (But now I’m way off topic!)
Facebook. It used to be a way to connect with your friends who lived out of state. We used to comment on each other’s walls and update our status’s (and actually leave nice comments on each other’s status’s.) Now it’s just sharing videos and a place to argue politics, religion, and anything else that offends you (which is pretty much everything.)
After the mental breakdown I’ve had, Facebook was one of the first things that needed to go. Tell me you don’t look at Facebook and get upset about something somebody said. We get offended so easily and I think Facebook has a lot to do with it. And you want to go off but know that somebody will just respond back and you’ll be fighting back and forth all day. What a waste of a day! Arguing with someone you barely (or don’t) even know.
I used to justify having Facebook by saying “but if I delete I’ll lose contact with this person and that person.” But, honestly, the people I care about staying in contact with either live nearby and I see them or I have their number and we text/call.
The first couple days were an adjustment just because I didn’t realize how much I randomly pick up my phone and check Facebook. But the more days that go by, the more I realize how I didn’t care that much about my Facebook acquaintances. And it is SO NICE to be more unplugged.
Of course I still have my business Facebook, my Intsagram and Twitter (for now) but I don’t check those as much as I did my personal Facebook. It’s nice to be present in my life!