I recently took about a 6 week hiatus from Facebook. Like most of you, I had deactivated my account before but this time was different. I possessed a very strong urge to pursue my solitude, and Facebook just didn’t fit into the equation. The months leading up to my break, Facebook started to feel more like more a chore and less like a source of entertainment. The social media app that was designed to bring people closer together started to make me feel strangely alienated from everyone, including my “real life friends”. I noticed that spending time on Facebook started to drain my energy and shift my focus onto things that were not important. I started to be left with a very dissatisfied taste in my mouth and it shouldn’t have been that way. Here are some of the reasons that I was able to pinpoint that led to my Facebook “detox”:
Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Note: I wrote the following approximately 3 months ago, when I was just beginning a new temporary working assignment. It was my first time in a full time job since before I'd gone back to school, and I had a lot of doubts about my abilities and effectiveness. The job opportunity turned out to be a really awesome experience, and I am excited at how far I have come in such a short period of time.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
It’s been awhile, but I’m back, and happy to be here I might add. I may know some of you from the world of blogging, some of you from social media (as far back as MySpace lol), some of you I may actually know in real life and some of you I may not know at all. Whatever the case, I’m happy that you’ve made your way here to visit my blog.