Yep. I did it. I said "Farewell!" to Facebook.
Why? Well, a few reasons...
1. I was spending WAY too much time on Facebook when I could (and many times should) have been doing something else. Something more productive. Something more meaningful.
2. I was addicted, and addictions of any kind are unhealthy.
3. I was ashamed of the amount of time I was spending on Facebook.
4. I often believed the lie that things posted on Facebook were accurate representations of others' lives. I judged. I assumed. I jumped to conclusions. Is that how I want to be treated? No.
5. I often compared my life to the lives of some of my Facebook friends based solely on how those friends represented themselves, and that frequently left me feeling extremely insecure. You might be thinking, "That's pathetic, Erin." I don't disagree with you.
I had been thinking about leaving Facebook for a while, and it just became clear to me last weekend that it was something I had to do. Oh, and there's a new filter in my life. His name is Garrett. What am I teaching him?
Facebook is an excellent way to get and stay in touch with old friends and family members that are scattered all over the world. I won't deny that. But for me, the disadvantages outweigh the advantages.
The relationships I treasure will not suffer because I've decided to leave Facebook. There was life before Facebook, and there is certainly life after it.
I hope you'll visit Happily Ever Hanna frequently! My goal is to post at least once every week.