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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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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How I Start My Mornings

Sunbeams Trough the Clouds

When I lost my full-time job a couple of years ago, I got two part-time jobs to maintain my income. My day job is on the northwest side of Chicago and my evening job is on the south side. I was always tired and I dreaded getting up at 4am so I could be out the door at 6am in order to deal with my long commute four days a week. When I came home in the afternoon, I would take a nap or run errands and work the evening shift at my second job. I was frustrated and angry because I felt that I wasn’t making enough money and despite several places I’d applied to, I still hadn’t found a full-time job yet.

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