Welp. This will come as a surprise to absolutely no one who has ever met me, but I’m leaving.
Heh, not here. I pay a lot of money to run this site. Poorly.
But social media. I’m done. Like, done-done. My sabbatical was to see what life was like without the internet’s constant chatter and what I’ve learned is that I’m 100% a better person without the input of strangers. Plus, there’s just too much shady shit going down. I’m not comfortable with my life being for sale to some mysterious corporation behind the curtain.
I’m outta there, boyeeeeees. And by “there” I mean everywhere but here.
Oh, one other thing–
I’m pulling my books off Amazon. WhAAAAT?! Yes. I’d be a hypocrite if I stated my issues with Facebook and/or Instagram if I didn’t also take issue with Amazon’s fuckery. I don’t want my books sold on Amazon anymore. I will find another way.
This is the point where everyone who knows me rolls their eyes because this is SUCH a Nicole move–declaring that I’m running screaming from the internet only to return a few months later declaring that I’ve changed my mind.
And I might change my mind. But I doubt it.
There’s some stuff going down here guys. A disturbing amount of preparing for the death of loved ones. That, coupled with lessons I learned during my sabbatical has me really reconsidering how I spend my time. I have family that loves me, friends that love me, and lots of great animals that love me, too. You know who doesn’t love me?
And that chick I went to third grade with who is trying to get me to buy vitamin patches and essential oils. She does not love me.
Why in the name of all that is good and holy am I wasting time scrolling rather than connecting with these people in a real, deep way?
Remember way back a few paragraphs ago when I said I pay a lot of money to maintain this website? It stays. In fact, I’m going to probably use it more often, which constitutes as more than once every three months because that has been the going trend lately. There will be photos here and stories and updates and general stream-of-whatever-passes-for-consciousness-in-my-brain. Maybe bookmark it if you’re interested?
This isn’t a knee-jerk reaction. In fact, I wouldn’t say it’s a reaction at all. I’m finally making good on what I set aside this entire year to find out. I’ve found my direction, my purpose, and it has absolutely nothing to do with social media.