First of all, a HUGE thank you to all of you that commented on my last post re: the dating world in your mid to late twenties. I learned a lot from what each of you wrote, and I am just so thankful that I have such awesome individuals that read my blog!
Second point of business for today. I disabled my Facebook account! What whaaaaat!
Now before I go making any promises, I am just trying this on for size. I am attempting to better my life and rid it of toxicity and negativity, and as stupid as this may sound, I think that lately my Facebook account has become a nuisance. Told you that was gonna sound stupid. I know, I know. It’s a website, get over it. But bear with me please.
I know most everyone loves Facebook, right? I don’t blame you in the least. It’s amazing at keeping old and new connections alive. When I first joined FB several years ago, I was in graduate school. I loved the old site, in its rudimentary form, especially because it wasn’t prone to making me, my friends, my friends’ friends, and my friends’ friends’ friends into internet STALKERS.
Today I am not very active on the site, but every time I am on it, I feel like I get sucked into scanning people’s profiles and generally wasting time. Maybe it also has something to do with the fact that some of my “friends” (i.e. people I should’ve deleted awhile ago) use it as a forum to brag 24/7? (I mean, really, I’m happy that you have a perfect life and all. But in my opinion, if your husband really is the bestest, most handsome, most wonderful, most unbelievably fantastic husband in the whole wide world [direct quote], then why do you feel the need to go on Facebook all the time announcing it? Lame.)
See what I mean? I am already heading down a road of negativity. Back it up…happy thoughts, deep yoga breaths, happy thoughts.
I have concluded that my relationship with Facebook has become entirely too complicated, and that it’s just not fun anymore.
I will definitely miss checking up on friends, and reading when people have exciting things going on in their lives (i.e. engagements, baby announcements, etc.), but I think I will live. And, you know what? If these people are significant enough figures in my life, I will hear about the good news the old fashioned ways; from them or through the grapevine.
So there you have it. An indefinite commitment to avoiding Facebook. Anyone else have a weird, love/hate relationship with a website like Facebook?
P.S. If you are my Facebook friend, and suddenly see me pop back on in the future, please refrain from pointing and laughing at my weak ass…and feel free to pretend this post was never written. Thanks! 🙂