I did something that I wasn’t going to do, but I decided to do it anyway.
I rejoined Facebook.
If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time then you know I left Facebook for quite some time, then rejoined, then left again.
Facebook has always been a struggle for me. I don’t like a lot of what I see. I get annoyed and then I quit.
But I rejoined and I feel like I am doing so with a whole new perspective.
When on any social media, I reserve the right to unfriend, unfollow, or avoid anyone I choose. My social media has taken on a whole new look since I got super serious with my minimalism. I basically minimized my digital life on top of everything else. What I have learned is that social media is what I make of it and what I allow it to be.
I’ve learned that my response to what I see is more important than what others present.
If I don’t like something, I am allowed to move past it. I am allowed to unfollow. I am allowed to mute, snooze, or unfriend. I have control.
And just because someone requests to be on my list (friends, followers, whatever), it doesn’t mean I have to accept them.
So I’m back on Facebook. I friended some people. I joined some groups and liked some pages.
I think it’s going to be a better experience now that I have finally learned that it’s ok to control it my way. If someone else is offended that I leave them out of my online world, well, that is on them. I can’t make everyone happy, but I can make me happy.
This is a breakthrough for me. Major breakthrough.