I’m about a week into my post-facebook life and figured that it’s a good time to reflect, in list form.
1. I don’t feel like I’m missing out on much. Get this- if I get curious about what my friends are up to- I text them! And I’ve already had one friend who rarely texts me send me a text just to say hello and that he was thinking about what I was up to.
2. I transferred my facebook addiction to the New York Times app on my phone. Now in the morning I roll over and read about what’s going on in Syria, or skim the most emailed section.
3. Sometimes I think about how cool it would be to post something to Facebook, but then I stop and wonder why. To make myself look more interesting? As a humblebrag? Most of the times, yeah, posting on Facebook seems driven by a desire to make people see that I’m doing well for myself. Instead I’ve been trying to sit back and think about how lucky I am to get to experience this moment, without having to share it with 250 other people.