After removing Facebook from my world this week (downloaded all photos, deactivated, and flipped the switch) I have an unexplainable peace. It wasn't about giving up social media - I'm staying here with Instagram - it was about closing a chapter that no longer brought me joy, and even more than that it was a business decision. I'll have to gather all of my thoughts on it and share here at some point, maybe weeks or months down the line without it.
My phone has been ringing from people just wanting to know what made me finally pull the plug & I'm happy to share with anyone the very multi-pronged thinking that went into it .. I'm an ex-engineer, trust that it was analyzed from every angle for months! .. but what's most encouraging while at the same time completely concerning is that every single person who has reached out has told me that they want to do it too but they stay in thinking they need it because we're told we need it for x, y, z reasons. You may or you may not. For me, I've always been a less is more person, quality over quantity, creativity over persuasion, flying just beneath the radar. Facebook became none of that for me. And once that clicked, I flipped the page. Like I said, I'll share my full thinking behind the decision at some point, until then my new mornings are spent here, after coffee with my husband, I've traded scrolling through fb in favor of listening to the news or some sort of podcast. If this topic interests you any, check out @pandorasykes recent podcast on social media, I listened to it yesterday morn, ff to the 45min mark if you don't have time to listen to the whole thing. Apropos to the max.
Andddd, if you read this whole post to here, first of all I love you, and secondly you probably totally get where I'm coming from. 😊🖤