I’m taking a much needed break from Facebook that I’ve been wanting to do for months now. I just feel that my time invested into social media has been consuming my time to improve my personal life, and Facebook is the main culprit.
See, we can portray a certain lifestyle online for the masses that isn’t quite accurate of the overall picture of our lives. Selfies, pictures of pets and/or kids, rants filled with grammatical errors, and happy-go-lucky quotes seem to flood my news feed. What happened to intellectual conversations?
I never really envisioned moving back to my hometown once I left in 2003 for college. After a series of events and odd circumstances, I decided that family was more important than sunshine and palm trees every day, so I moved back in the Fall of 2012.
One year later, I found myself doing the same things I did in Florida. I barely saw my immediate family anymore than I did when I lived 1,200 miles away. I was too busy driving around the country and socializing on the internet.
I’ve alienated myself from my closest friends and family, and I am ashamed. I’ve distanced myself from my personal goals, and I’m not in the financial position I should be based on my experience and skill set. I need to FOCUS on what I NEED to do before I can do what I WANT to do.
I miss video blogging daily. I miss networking with creative people. I miss being happy. A lot of people just assume that I’m successful because I have an online following, when in reality, none of that matters. HAPPINESS matters. People who won’t know or care about what I’m doing in 5 years aren’t nearly as important. You can choose your friends, but not your family.
Someday I want to start my own family. I’m not getting any younger, and I get this sense of urgency all the time that I’m running out of time. In 6 weeks I will be turning 32, and I’m not ready to support a family yet. But THAT IS MY GOAL!
This “break” is just an experiment to see if I can focus on what’s important without all the distractions and unnecessary drama. Here’s to figuring out what I need to do. If you’re in a similar situation, maybe you should give it a try. Thanks for your support.
P.S. Expect more blog posts here instead of Facebook. I look forward to your feedback and continued support.