Wow just the title sounds pretty pathetic. I know. Last semester and even at the beginning of this semester I spent so much time wasting it reading and worrying about other peoples lives and updating my latest statuses and on and on. I was BORED! I felt like all I saw was everyone else living life and mine just passing by. Thats because it was. Then one day I decided I wanted to “facebook fast” and let me just say it has been one of the best things. In fact because I had more time I actually started going on adventures, building new friendships and doing things that I like and make me happy not what will get me the most likes and comments. It has made me remember how to live without social media. I will still instagram but I don’t feel addicted or like I have to check it. Plus I am super into photography so I think its a great way to show some neat pictures I’ve taken. But, even then, I am pretty frugal with what I post and don’t usually go out of my way to show the coolest pictures. I fasted for a little more than a month and a half and since then I went on a few times and the longest time I spent was probably 30mins and it was because there were a bunch of birthday posts I was reading through. And that was it. I have wanted to get sucked back in and post cool pictures from the rec soccer team I was a part of, the kayaking trip I adventured on and more and yet I don’t want to at the same time. I am actually tempted to deactivate my account but at the same time I still want to be able to keep in touch with my family and friends who live overseas. Yet, there is new apps for that like whatsapp and such. I feel like instead of spending time talking about my life I have actually been living and trying to enjoy it. I also have been learning who my real friends and who really cares about what I’m doing and who really wants to hang out. People will always make the effort if they really do care about you and want to know whats going on. Its sad but true. I am so grateful I felt guided to stray away and I have found that for the most part, I am so much happier, more humble and really feel the gratitude that I just to express on statuses. As for now, I feel I will stay away from that blue thumbs up and stick to living my life in reality not just online. May this be the start of many more adventures that make me happy and that people who really care will be there with me or asking me about it. I guess you could say I am old fashioned but it seems the latest trends often fall out of place rather quick these days so I think it’ll be ok.