Thursday, August 29, 2013
Sometimes you've just got to let go
It seems that everyone I know is obsessed with Facebook... "Did you see..." "I saw that...". It's strange how conversation can revolve around such a superficial network... How people can think they know someone based on those carefully selected posts. I have been hanging on to Facebook in an attempt to keep in touch with the friends I moved away from. Trying to keep hold of relationships that I thought had the potential to be meaningful. A couple of these friends knew my story, one of the shared her story in return. Now I've moved and I never hear from them. They don't email back, they don't call, our only means of knowing anything about what's going on in the other's life area those carefully selected Facebook posts. Today I'm letting go. I've chosen to keep my Facebook account active so I can message with a few close friends but I have deleted the Facebook app, keeping only the messenger app. It makes me sad to let go of those beginnings of friendships but it makes me sadder to try to hold onto them knowing they aren't doing the same. Goodbye NB and JB. Goodbye Facebook world, goodbye fake posts and constant announcements of pregnancies, ultrasounds and births. Sometimes the best thing is to let go.