I’ve let go of Facebook for weeks now. It is possibly the most liberating thing I’ve done. We live in this day and age where everything has to be Facebook official. As much as we say, “it’s only Facebook”… we’ve become so attached. For a while I thought I couldn’t get rid of fb just so I can stay in touch with my relatives, friends, acquaintances, etc. I thought I needed to stay connected somehow so that people can easily reach me (if they didn’t have my E-mail address or phone number) if need be. The hell with it. I’ve got my own life to deal with. If I want to stay in contact with certain people, I can call or text them.
I’m 23 years young and I’m sure that we’re all going through similar things: priorities change, visions of our career paths changing, relationships with lovers, friends and family change, our dreams changing…. everything changes. People are graduating: some with a job set, some still have no idea with what to do with their life. It’s a scary time… and it gets scarier when you see those of your graduating year posting their good fortunes. My insecurities got the best of me I’ll admit. Ever since I deleted my Facebook I felt better about myself and I slowly rid of my insecurities.
While Twitter is almost the same thing I haven’t deleted my account. But I am living more of my life than constantly sharing my thoughts. I’m slowly letting go and finding more of myself in the process.
In the subject of social media, I feel that my boyfriend and I are hooked on different social networks. We need not connect via social media because we actually speak to each other and share everything. It’s funny because it seems as though we share notable, funny things from our different outlets. It’s as if together, we cover all our bases with keeping up with the world.
While it may seem I’m criticizing social media… I truly do admire the power of technology. We’re lucky to be a part of it all. But for myself, I’m choosing to unplug a little just to keep sane.
Inspired by Thought Catalog: http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/10-things-facebook-has-taught-me/ Number 9 hit closest to home.