– By Nikki –
I have been given a great number of blessings in this life, despite my rough start. I am finally happy, and I want people to share that happiness with me. However, there is a certain social media network that has been controlling me for too many years.
That technology is Facebook, and of it I have come to a revelation. It would be wrong of me to turn special moments in my life into preprogrammed moments for social media.
I freely admit my problem: I am obsessed with Facebook because I want people to see that I am all right. I had a tough go growing up, and at times I want to be able to share with the people that I’m fine now. I am no longer the little girl that lost her mother 14 years ago. I don’t need the sympathy of others. Thanks to God I am doing well.
I want to enjoy a dinner with my husband without worrying about getting likes. I want to hang out with friends and not wait to be tagged in their photos. I want to be the real version of myself, unfiltered by social media, and unconcerned with likes on a glowing rectangle.
My life is not made up of profile pictures, about me sections, and a online back-catalog of every event that I participate in. My beauty (inside and out) isn’t based on how many people call me pretty in a photo. I’m sick of people seeing small parts of my life and not the essence of who I truly am.
Call me. Ask me how things are. Email me and say hi. Shoot me a text message. I’m still here, but without the perfect moments brought to you by Facebook incorporated.
I will still be on Instagram, but it will work as a glorified photo album I share with my friends and family. So try to look up from your phone and towards the people you love. Life can go by quickly no matter how you live it, so stop filtering it through a screen. Open your eyes to see the little blessings in your life.
Do you have an addiction to social media? Tell us in the comments about it, or how you’ve avoided the traps of social media in your life. I’d love to start a conversation with you in the comments.
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