1. AmandaH

    The realization that you owe nothing to anyone is liberating. You can share as little or as much about your life as you choose! I deleted FB in 2012 because I felt it was one big peeing contest, for a lack of a better term. It also made me like my ‘friends’ less. What’s funny now is that I get constant complaints about me not having an account to make it easier for people to invite me to things (hello, you can text or call). I am also practically shamed for not posting pictures of my baby. What?! The that we have gotten so used to having zero privacy astounds me.

  2. And I think that’s a great place to be, Aprille. Congratulations for reaching a point of such freedom. I struggle with people pleasing too and I know I’m on social media entirely too much. Thanks for sharing your heart on this!

  3. Abbie Overlease

    Every so often I think of you. I think of our short lived, web enabled friendship 🙂 Tonight, after deactivating my Facebook account I thought of you and went on a search to find your blog. After doing so and meandering through your posts I found this one, and it struck deep. Feeling so alone and a tad empty, this post made me feel not so alone and a bit less empty. I thank you for that.

    • Abbie, I think of you also from time to time. The nice / interesting thing about social media is how many people come in and out of our lives, touching us sometimes for the briefest moments. I used to feel guilty about all of the people I was no longer connected to, but I’m learning to be okay with it – the ebbs and flows of social life online.

      I hope that your separation from Facebook, be it permanent or temporary, teaches and grows you in new ways and that you find peace and community in the blank spaces.

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