I’ve learned one or two things since I deactivated my Facebook.
- If it’s not easy, it’s not happening – there are a handful of people who voluntarily chose to contact me first. I gave my cell number to a handful, a few already had it. I gave a list of contact information out before I deactivated. Only a few people have contacted me willingly, before I did them.
- People only want one thing – there have been a small number of people who only want me to reactivate because they miss seeing pictures of my child. Not because they miss talking to me.
- Because I can’t message, my contact info doesn’t exist – at least one person “forgot” they could text/iMessage with me.
- It takes time – it’s been three weeks (?) and I’m finally getting the “muscle memory” out of my system.
- I DO NOT MISS IT – yes, I liked ease of access to friends and family. But I don’t miss any of it.
- With more likes comes more responsibility – when I deactivated I did so knowing that I could still access my CrashdLanding Facebook page. I’ve gotten more likes in the time since the big D than the six months before. All because I was looking at writing activities and ignoring anything personal.
- This might last – I will freely admit that the last week or so I have considered returning. Only so I could contact someone, get connections for teaching, or access my child’s daycare’s page. But other than those things, I see no vital reason for going back.
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