But as I think about it, I'm just trying to fill empty time rather than hang out with my own thoughts. I could be praying, I could be figuring out how to be more content with my life, I could be contemplating the philosophies of life, anything really.
So, I'm going to uninstall Facebook, Instagram, Meetup, and Twitter from my phone. (one second) Okay, I'm back. Done!
The only "time wasters" left are Hulu, Netflix, Bloglovin' (which is so much easier to use on the phone than it is on a computer), Kindle, Hoopla, and music (Spotify & Pandora). I think these are more productive "time wasters" than social media (for me anyway). A lot less comparing with other people. No opportunity to say "oh she's engaged now" and I'm still not. I haven't deactivated my accounts, but checking them on my phone is an addiction I need to squash.
If I don't do this, I'm afraid of the bitter human being I might just become. I don't want to be that kind of person. I want to trust in the plan, whatever it is, that the Lord has for me - and checking Facebook and Instagram doesn't nothing to help me keep perspective.
Today begins a new Katie (well the semi-new me) - one who's going to write here rather than read social media. I need an outlet and a way to look back and see where I've been and what I've accomplished with my life. So readers, if you're still there and want to continue to follow - thanks. This is my personal 5-year journal, without having to buy one and write only one quick sentence.