This month I celebrate seven months Facebook-free.
I’m shocked by how I little I miss it. In fact, I haven’t looked back. Turns out it was one of the most positive moves I made in all of 2018.
I had been on the fence about whether to leave Facebook or not, but leaving seemed unimaginable: How would I stay in touch with the people from all walks of life I reconnected with? Friends from elementary school through college; friends from South America and Spain when I lived there. It seemed crazy to leave those connections behind.
At the same time, I found the toxic politics and the pointless arguments very distressing. I’m ashamed to admit that I was part of the problem: I damaged a few relationships (that I know of at least) because of overheated political discussions that did nothing to help anyone.