Farewell, Facebook!

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As someone who is about to turn 22 soon (a month from tomorrow!), you would think I’d be currently on Facebook posting some random status about the awesome food I just ate or complaining about the weather, or something else fairly meaningless, right? WRONG!

I gave up Facebook.

*gasp*

I know, I know. It is completely shocking and appauling. How will I ever go on with my life? Truth is, Facebook drives me crazy. Or, I guess more precisely, what people post on Facebook drives me crazy.

In the world of Facebook, most “kids” my age post duck-faced pictures of themselves at crazy parties (that I wasn’t invited to) with a red solo cup in hand. While they are drinking and partying and being wild, I find I enjoy other things like reading, blogging, and having a relazing evening with a few good friends. Yes, you guessed it. I’m a hardcore INTROVERT. And I like being that way. But, that’s kind of besides my point of all this…

I really started noticing how much drama and complete meaningless crap is posted on Facebook daily by my friends, and I’ve been guilty of it as well. While I greatly enjoy seeing my friends’ kids pictures, I hate not actually SEEING them. And while I love knowing that my friends are doing well, I hate that 98% of their statuses on Facebook are about something completely negative, or they are bashing someone that they should probably be having a conversation with about whatever issue is going on. What’s terrible, is I have definitely been guilty of this in the past.

An incident happened about a month ago that really started opening my eyes to how different I am now that Facebook exists. My boyfriend and I broke up a month ago, and I changed my status on facebook and pretty much started whining and crying about it to no one inparticular. My best friend in the ENTIRE WORLD called me up a day later, wondering why she found out on Facebook that we had split, and why I hadn’t called her. I had a huge moment of “OMG What was I thinking?!”

But, it’s happening to me too. I found out of Facebook that a good friend of mine is married AND pregnant, and yet I haven’t recieved a single text or phone call. In my quite humble opinion, I feel like Facebook is ruining friendships…it’s taking away the “personal touch” of life…Calling your friend and being ridiculously excited that you’re getting married is apparently a thing of the past.

So, I’ve successfully been Facebook-free for two days now. Okay wait…I DID go on Facebook for 30 seconds yesterday to post two HILARIOUS pictures on my mom’s Facebook wall, but that was it. Otherwise, I haven’t been on there, and it feels pretty good. I feel like I’m kicking a bad habit.

So, along with realizing that my Facebook was full of people that apparently don’t care enough to call me and tell me they’re getting married, having kids, etc, I’m looking for some new friends. lol. There’s really nothing wrong with the friends I have now (well…there is, but that’s why we’re friends 😉 ) but it would be really awesome to have more. It would be great to meet some more fantastic bloggers (although I’ve already met tons!) and maybe eventually I’ll come out of my introvert shell and go meet new people in my area. That’s quite a huge *maybe*. We’ll see!

Anyways, that seems to be it for my random-ramblings of the day. *thinks for a second* Yup, that’s all I got.

Cheers,

Elysia

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7 responses »

  1. I was off FB for a few months too; after about a week I did not miss it AT ALL. Like I deleted my account, pictures, everything. I recently got back on, but am only friends with people I talk to anyway and friends that are out of state. It’s been amazing. Seriously so nice to only talk to people I actually want to talk to and…HUGE PLUS…no more drama on my news feed:-)

  2. I LOVE this post so much, I’m putting it on my Twitter page!!!!

    GOOD. FOR. YOU! Such wisdom at 22! I’m more than double your age and I agree with you 100 percent. I agree that Face Book is ruining friendship and I went off it, I think January.

    It’s so refreshing to hear a young girl say that she prefers a phone call. You made my day — honestly! There is hope for this world!!

    • Wooohoooo! Thanks for posting on your Twitter! Haha yes, there is hope for this world, I promise! I’m seeing if I can convince a few of my friends to join me. Haha Doubtful, but I’ll try! 🙂

  3. Did you say “Farewell to WordPress” too? I loved this post so much, I kept it in my email file — from a year ago! Please start writing again. I miss your work! (And when you do, let me know and I’ll re-follow you — I just took a bunch of people off who weren’t updating so I can track the blogs I follow better). 🙂

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