Dear Facebook

Dear Facebook,

We need to talk. 

Something has been on my mind for a while, and I didn’t know how to say it. I’m still not quite sure, but I don’t think I can wait any longer. So here goes.

It’s just…

Things haven’t felt right for some time now.

In the beginning it was all kittens and comic strips. I looked forward to your push notifications and badges with great anticipation. I savored the moments that I spent slowly, lazily scrolling through your walls. I enjoyed reading your stories, and discovering new music together. 

But lately, something has changed.

I no longer look forward to your notifications. In fact, when I see them, I feel a little anxious. I find myself scrolling quickly past so many of your posts. Posts which leave me feeling disinterested, sad, angry, defensive, confused. Surely you must feel it too?  The tension, the underlying negativity? The whole texture of our relationship has changed.

I’m afraid that if we continue on like this any longer, I will come to resent you, despise you. Even worse, I may become completely indifferent.

And that is why, I think we need to take a break. 

I’m not leaving you forever. I really just need some time to myself. I need some time to reevaluate us.  

And before you ask, no, there isn’t anyone else. Twitter and Instagram just never appealed to me the way that you do. 

Please, don’t make this harder than it has to be. I won’t either. I’ll stay with you through the weekend. I know, we’ve already committed to attending some Events together.

I was thinking we could start our break on the Solstice. It will be fitting, since it’s the longest day. And it will be a very long day without you.

Don’t be sad. It’s just for a little while. It’s not good-bye, it’s see you soon. Because I will be back. I know I will. 

I just can’t quit you. 

I will use this time to remember how it was when we first met. Perhaps that will rekindle the spark. Perhaps I can come back refreshed and ready to start all over again. 

Maybe you can take this time to look inside yourself too,  but please, don’t feel obligated. You don’t have to. 

After all, it’s really not you who has changed, its me. 



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s