For several months I have been contemplating how useful Facebook is in my daily life. I stumbled on a feature on my phone that shows how much time I spend on social media. I was aghast with what I saw. In that moment, I realized how hypocritical it is for me to enforce rules with my sons about time spent on their devices while scrolling through my Instagram feed.
During the time I spend on social media, I could be at a yoga class, making more recovery meetings, writing, or reading. I have had ideas about starting a podcast, but digging into Facebook friends accounts won’t help me get that up and running.
As a woman who has close to 7 years in recovery for alcoholism, I am beginning to find myself more and more interested in self discovery. Prior to that , I was eyeball deep in healing my body, mind and soul. Therapy! As that came to a close (or pause), I was surprised to discover writing as rewarding and enriching experience. WordPress alone has connected me with other creatives who inspire me. I learn from you all. I am grateful for that.
While fully engaged for decades, with my former lover, wine, I muted important pieces of me .
I am confident that divorcing social media may be helpful in discovering and nurturing these pieces whatever they turn out to be.