Skip to main content

My Facebook Burnout

Yep. I have completely burned out from Facebook. 

Ugh... Just thinking about logging on for more than checking in on my daughters Co-Op OR clicking that pesky "Messenger" button to double check that I have not missed any important messages I may have received from anyone who has ignored my pleas to "just text me" makes me want to roll my eyes in disgust. 

What happened? 

I mean, I LOVED Facebook! I enjoyed all the new things I found on my feed "Once Upon A Time"! Recipes, funny memes, informative articles, MORE funny memes, sweet videos of cute animals or children and even the occasional challenging/encouraging status posted by a friend, family member or someone I follow. 

Now? I just can't stomach it for long. It feels like it's all politics, passive aggressive jabs at peoples choices of parenting (and everything else), openly aggressing jabs of the same, click bait links featuring graphic articles about horrible things happening to children and animals and ads for the sale of new MUST HAVE products. Sprinkle in the pyramid schemes, "join my business" pitches and "Host A Party Now" private messages and I am DONE. Yes, I like some of these companies, but feeling like my Facebook feed is little more than an ongoing advertisement has shortened my tolerance for more than a few minutes of scrolling. Not to mention the CONSTANT game requests and invites. Seriously, if I see another FarmVille request I will kick my computer and or spike my phone like a football

Have I cleaned out my likes, follows and friends list? Why yes. I have, but it's done little to help me. At this point I think my only solution is a COLD TURKEY Facebook break. 

So... that's exactly what I did. I started February 10th and have enjoyed the break (outside of checking in on the 2 exceptions listed above). All until a couple of weeks ago when my cell phone DIED and I checked in more frequently as it's my most universal outlet of contact. *que the ugly cry*

Once the new phone was back in my life however, I went back to my break! HALLELUJAH! 

So now I need to figure out what I should do. Do I keep the Facebook account that has both kept me in touch with family & friends AND annoyed me to what feels like NO END or just delete it? No idea. 

(Side Note: I say this ALL THE TIME. No really!)

Yeah. I am on the fence with this one. Facebook is great when it's great and AWFUL when it isn't. I've got some considering of my situation to do. 


Wish me luck. 


Popular posts from this blog

Fun weekends!

Last weekend our church went on a trip and experienced some pretty stellar sights! We traveled to Kentucky for the 2nd time to visit the Creation Museum
It is just so amazing!! 

When we visited in May of 2014 my girls were so much smaller!  (Elena on the left was almost 7)
(Here is Allee with my father in law. She was about 1 and 1/2 yrs old)
Here we are in 2004
Here we are this weekend!
They also hadn't started construction on their new exhibit The Ark Encounter. It opened last year and we finally got to see it! WOWZA! It was incredible!
The BEST part was that my father in law always flies up to WV to be with us on these trips! Here are a few pictures of our trip! I posted a ton of Snaps too. Too bad they don't last longer than 24 hours. 
We took 38 people from our church!
I was in the fun bus. These were the most active and excited little girls. 
Allee stayed with her grandpa the WHOLE trip. They were two peas in a pod.
My main squeeze with a new little friend. The penguin looks like …

Oh Chicago, How I love you!

I absolutely loved Chicago!!! We stayed in Pinegree Grove which is a suburb about an hour outside of the city, but we spent most of our time in the downtown area. We arrived on Sunday night and relaxed with dinner and some games. Allee even got some of the girls to play Barbies with her

I finally got to watch Rouge One with our host which was right up my alley! Monday went on the Big Bus Tours and got to see every single building in the city!  Listening to our tour guides describe different key points about the city made it so much more exciting than just driving by the buildings would have been. We also wandered through Millenium Park and I got to have a Chicago Style hot dog! I visited The Bean, Crown Fountain, Lurie Garden, Jay Pritzker Pavillion and walked through a bit more of Grant Park.

I also got to visit The Field Museum of Natural History and it was awesome! We were going to go to the Art Institute of Chicago, but we changed our minds once we walked into the lobby and saw th…

Week 11 Day 1

This morning I woke up after having Allee keep me up for almost 2 hours during the night. Needless to say I was completely exhausted this morning.

I lacked motivation to get to the gym. Instead of leaving with my gym clothes on to take Elena to school I just drove her in my PJs. Yep. Was totally too lazy to even get dressed.

I finally did come back home and got dressed, but honestly, what was I thinking?! Allee was awake which meant I didn't leave until 9:00 a.m.

Its ok, I wound up having a great workout anyway. My video from after it is below.

Leg Day =