I’ve taken a lot of time off the internet lately. Social media is a strange thing. I really do have a love/hate relationship with it. It’s given my opportunities to meet people I never would have otherwise, and I even found a boy and fell head over heels in love (and out of love). How could I not love social media?
What I’ve come to realize is although it’s fun to curate all the best bits of our day and show them off to friends, acquaintances, and strangers. It’s also destroying us. It’s letting us to speculate, judge and make assumptions about other people’s lives, which I’ve admittedly been guilty of doing. (but really, so are you)
So, how do I change that? Delete my accounts? That seems a little drastic. I haven’t quite figured it out, but I’ve taken steps in the past few weeks to change.
I know this sounds really ridiculous, but I leave my computer at work now. I would cart that stupid thing everywhere. I was constantly downloading, watching movies, finding new music, or reading pointless articles. A weight has literally been lifted off my right shoulder.
So, what have I been doing with all my spare time? Reading books – a LOT of books. I think I’ve done 4 in the past two weeks. And I’m halfway through my 5th! Admittedly, 3 of them were smutty trash, but I still made it through!
I was actually really stoked on Orange is the New Black. It’s a lot different than what the Netflix series has depicted. I highly recommend it.
I’m currently simultaneously reading Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton and A Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.
What’re you reading? Help me build my list!
Why don’t I live here?