Facebook hiatus, that is. I’ve been off of the mighty Facebook for the month of September. My obsession with being plugged in was beyond what I could handle. There isn’t any way that I could delete my account, I know better than that (and honestly, I don’t want to). However, I was pretty sure that I was capable of taking a break, so that’s what I did.
As we are nearing the end of the month and I have to say that I don’t really miss it. There’s a calm that comes without the white noise of Facebook.
Instagram is the one social media outlet that I have been indulging in. Which isn’t saying much because I only need to check it two times a day to get new posts. If I check it too often there isn’t anything new to see, which makes me feel like it’s a little boring. When really I’m checking it too often.
One of my biggest take aways from this whole thing is that I realized I’m not missing out on a whole lot. There’s a lot to be had from Facebook, I do enjoy what it originally offered, but I’m pretty sure what it offers now isn’t something I need. I’ve always been the overachiever in keeping in touch with friends that I’ve moved away from. If I’m honest I still want to be connected to them, but maybe more on a level from the days of letter writing. You got a lot more sincerity and true connection with those archaic letters.
Now, when something happens I text my husband. Sometimes I text a friend or my extended family, but there’s only a handful that I even think would care to hear it. Seeing what’s important and regulating my emotions is a lot easier to do without social media knocking at my door. That’s a definite.
So, we will see how all of this flushes out in October, once I log back on. Hopefully I’m able to keep a healthy balance. If I’m extra lucky, maybe it will be the catalyst to narrow down my “friend list.”