Good-bye Facebook!

Steel trash can with thumbs up isolated on white background. 3D illustration

Two weeks ago, I FINALLY took the plunge and requested that my Facebook account be deleted. Earlier last year, I took a break from the social media site and deactivated my account for a few months (click here to see my blog post). I enjoyed my time away from Facebook but came back in May 2017 because I missed my Facebook groups. I stopped looking at my timeline and thought I wouldn’t be on Facebook as much if I just stuck to my groups. HA! Wrong. Here’s what I realized:

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Love Made Me Do It?

African Woman Broken Heart Disappointed Sad Concept

“For My Man” is a TV show about various women who fall in love with the wrong man and end up doing something crazy, like robbing and killing another person for money or revenge. Their relationship starts out with an intense attraction and a desire to spend the rest of their lives together. The man usually convinces his girlfriend to do something absurd and unfortunately, she goes along with it.

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Why I Deactivated My Facebook Page

Grave with thinking bubble about addiction to facebook. Vector illustration addiction concept

I had been on Facebook for several years and used it to connect with classmates/coworkers, post pics, and share various updates. Although I enjoyed “connecting” with others, it also felt overwhelming trying to like, comment, and keep up everyone’s updates. In the past, I looked at everyone’s pics and felt like I should’ve been doing the same things they were—partying, traveling, or going on dates. I decided to unsubscribe from a lot of people and kept receiving updates from others. I realized that if I wasn’t happy with myself or my life, then I should do something about it instead of feeling envious of people I barely knew.

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