things they don't tell you...
I'll say what you're thinking on all things family, friends, food, fitness & fashion.
Don't let the title fool you- I have NOT banished all social media from my life. What I have done is eliminate the most toxic and time-consuming of the platforms from my life:
good ol' FACEBOOK.
I had a difficult time being a casual Facebook-er. I have friends that have accounts and do not even have the app. Instead, they login through Safari. What a pain in the ass! I suppose it is only a pain if you are logging in 20 times a day.
I am now over a month out from deleting my Facebook account and I do not miss it in the least. Here are the thoughts that led to my decision to erase FB from my life...
Hobby or Habit? Perusing Facebook truly became a habit- not one that I particularly enjoyed and I sure wasn't proud of it. I kept in touch with so few of my "friends" on facebook so I was essentially providing life details via social media to those who don't actually want to know.
Politics. I can't tell you how many "friends" I deleted during the last election. Not because of differences in political views but because of the keyboard cowards looking for a fight. When wrapped up in an issue it can be easy to forget that there is a person behind ideas. I don't force my views on anyone else (except my family, sorry guys) and I don't want to be forced to hear yours.
Negative Nancy. It goes without saying that everyone has problems and some people take to social media to express their frustrations. I, for one, have been guilty in the past of venting through the blog. It is really difficult to filter feelings but self-preservation is important.
SO here is the deal. I think social media is a really important part of blogging and, actually, in writing in general these days. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc. all help send a message. It is a free promotion! ...I just checked Insta while writing.
My ultimate goal in life is to create my own happiness. I want to create a GREAT life for my daughter. There are so many wonderful things to experience but these great and positive experiences come with sadness, heartbreak and hard work.
As a culture, we have become obsessed with the lives of others. I have decided to take one step towards a simpler life where I feel, truly feel, every moment that passes. I don't ever want to take for granted the goodness in my life.
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About the Author
I am Dom. A mom, teacher, novice writer, cook, wine drinker, and so much more- filling the internet with unsolicited stories, questions, dreams, recipes, and advice. I'll be the voice that tells you what everyone is wondering but no one wants to ask!