Okay, technically I didn’t deactivate my Facebook account, but I did delete the app from all of my devices. I did keep the messenger app on my phone for quick contact if needed, but now I’m not constantly checking to see what people are up to!
In all honesty here, Facebook is like poison. It’s nice to keep in contact with friends and family that you don’t see very often, but it’s super easy to fall into the jealousy and envy trap. I loved seeing friends succeed, start their families, and their adventures, but I would also find myself sad sometimes because I didn’t have all of the same opportunities that they had. I don’t think this is a bad thing but when you think about it, am I causing other people to feel these same things? I’m not as well off as some of my friends, but I’m not working three jobs either. I love my life and honestly, I want to spend more time doing things I love and working toward my own goals rather than worrying what people I never talk to are doing.
This probably won’t be forever. In fact, I’m sure it won’t be, but it’s what works for me now and I’m excited about the separation.
*As of March 2018, I’m back on FB and my husband is off…
Hi! My name is Samantha and I live in Houston, Texas. I am married to my best friend, Daniel, and we have two cats, Jack and Belle. This blog will chronicle our adventures as newlyweds and moving away from our small Texas town.