Oh, Facebook. I have such a love/hate relationship with you.
You keep us connected, but you only show people's best moments.
You bring us together, but you make others feel jealous if they weren't invited.
You show us incredible things, but you also show us how ugly the world can be.
What I am sharing is not new. It's not thought provoking. It's just the honest truth. I am sure there are a million blog posts already written about getting rid of Facebook, so here is another one to add to the pile.
I won't delete my Facebook account because I do like that it keeps me connected to my family, our clients and you. I do like that we have our Strouse Photography page to share our clients amazing weddings. I do like that we meet a ton of new people and can get to know them better through Facebook.
So, instead of deleting my account, I simply limit my access to it. I only allow myself to look at it momentarily when I am on my desktop. I won't waste my mornings in bed (when I should be cuddling with STROUSE HOUSE BABY) combing through all the posts anymore. I won't feel bad about myself because I am sitting at home with a cranky babe and wasn't able to go to the latest concert or go on an epic adventure. I will spend more time playing with that said cranky babe. Spend more time focusing on now instead of wishing what could have been.
Does that mean we shouldn't keep sharing? Absolutely not. Share away. Just because I am not looking at Facebook on my phone doesn't mean I don't want to see you smiling on top of Mt. Everest, it just means I will look when I am ready. When I feel good about myself and when I am ready to share in your epic moments.
*DISCLAIMER* You can see the title of this post says "Why I deleted FACEBOOK off my phone." I can only detox from one social media at a time. I can't quit cold turkey so Instagram and Snapchat are still hanging out in their lonely little social media folder on my phone. One step at a time, people. One step at a time.
How do you spend more time in the NOW?