Today I’m listening to my feelings. Today I’m following my heart and quitting a good portion of the internet.
I’ve just deactivated Facebook. I uninstalled Instagram. I removed GoodReads. I’m close to closing G+, too.
For far too long I have held onto these places. Any time I vented my frustrations with social media I was met with a chorus of praises for it. It helps me keep in touch with family, they’d cry. And while that’s probably true for many, it often felt like I was being told my feelings were wrong. It felt like everyone thought I was crazy for disliking it so much. And, so, I stuck around and let the feelings of others dictate my actions.
But not today, and not anymore. Today I’m going off my own wishes and making changes in my life for my own happiness rather than those of others. The internet is a great place to hide from real life, but we all have to face it eventually.
And, it turns out, you can be a quitter and win after all.