I’m free! Well, temporarily. I’ve decided to take a hiatus from Facebook. I’m tired of everyone splashing around how happy they all are all the time (though really, when you post a “omg I have the BEST boyfriend EVER!” post, who are you trying to convince? Sounds to me like it’s yoself.) Do I sound bitter? I don’t mean to be. But when I think of the amount of time I waste looking at pictures of strangers, it’s pretty ridiculous. And how irritated I get about things people post on Facebook. I don’t want to see any pictures of your water birth at some hippie birthing center (that happened). I don’t really need to see that you’ve checked in at the car wash. Or see a picture of what you had for dinner. And I REALLY don’t want to hear your completely uninformed yet very aggressive political opinions. I have better things to do. Like watch tv and
rant write on this blog.
At the same time, I sort of have a little bit of FOMO (kind of like YOLO (gag), but not at all) – fear of missing out. What am I missing that everyone else is doing? Will I be completely uninformed?? I think that’s the magic of Facebook – you think you have to have it because everyone else thinks nothing’s real till it’s on the Facebook. I have to remind myself that Facebook is not real life. I will, though, probably miss your birthday unless you’re a close enough friend that I have it on my calendar. Sorry in advance. I guess I’ll miss engagements and weddings and marriages … unless I get one of those old-timey paper announcements in the, what’s that thing called again? Oh, the MAIL.
I’m not actually deactivating from the Book – what if someone new wants to be my friend?? (How did we find friends before the Book?) But I had a trusty friend change my password to something I don’t know (probably relating to how fun and awesome I am…) so she is now the keeper of my Book, for now.
I think this will be good for me…