I know I know, another lame unpopular post. But again, hear me out, I actually kinda like facebook. I really realized that today, when I opened it up to check on some ePCOSb stuff, and the first thing I saw on my wall was a "Friend Day' video, showing I've been friends with someone for x amount of years.
This friend, is someone I've actually been friends with since I was 16. And I was like WOAH, 25 flipping years buddy. We had lost touch in that time, and it was Facebook that had brought us back together.
I moved around a lot as a kid, and even more as a young adult. It wasn't until meeting my husband that my life became stable and I stayed in any place for a substantial amount of time. and by then, most of my friends from my teens and young adulthood had been lost, never forgotten.
Along came facebook. I've been able to reconnect with people and reform some truly amazing friendships that I am beyond grateful for. From silly games I've played (thank you farmville) I have formed lifelong friendships with people I've never met, and have watched their children grow and be born!
I've been able to learn about my chronic illness, and even become an advocate, and create everyPCOSbody, all because of meeting people from Facebook!
People say facebook is trash and a waste of time. There are certainly times where I need a break. But the algorithms work. If you follow positive pages, and react to positive posts, your newsfeed will fill with positivity and beauty. Facebook will become a source of light and hope.
I look back on my memories and see a very dark time in my life if I go back far enough, nothing but complaining and sorrow. Then there's a shift. I decided to purposefully follow positive pages and only have positivity on my newsfeed, and it changed my outlook. It didn't happen overnight, but it absolutely worked.
Am I happy all the time? Hell no! I have Major Depressive Disorder, among other serious other mental health disorders. There are days I can't get out of bed. But I do go to facebook, and I go to some of the positive pages, some of my positive friends, and there is a pinhole light in the day that makes things a bit brighter.
So, if you are struggling with a negative experience, "unfollow" your negative friends, start following some positive pages, or heck, even take a social media break!
Yeah, I am a total mom dork, and I like facebook, and no, this isn't sponsored by them, lol! I wish it were, I could use the money!!
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