I’ve deactivated my Facebook account a handful of times in the past in a an attempt to “give up the addiction”, and think it’s time that I give it a go one more time. I just find myself checking my news feed WAY TOO OFTEN, when I’m bored or stressed and I just don’t think I’m getting anything positive from it. I’ve decided to quit Facebook because it makes me feel like a loser. I find myself comparing myself to my friends, regarding my weight, career, house, family, pets, vacations, etc…..you get the idea. And lots of my “Facebook friends” are people I haven’t even had a real conversation with in years. I feel like social media leads us to a less genuine kind of empathy, and a less genuine way of keeping up with our real friends. I’m going to make more of an effort to call/email/text my real friends more regularly, hell I may even write them a letter from time to time.
Yes, I think my decision has a little to do with my infertility, but on the whole I just think this is the best decision for me personally. I just don’t want to miss out on living my life because my nose is constantly buried in my iPhone’s mobile News Feed, reading about what someone else is doing with theirs.
I realize this may mean I’ll be the last one to hear social news, but I’m okay with that….I think it’ll be a good thing to keep up with my friends the “old fashioned way”. I look forward to receiving news in a more personal way.