Meeko’s eye is slowly improving, but he keeps it glued shut the moment I take him out his cage. He’s also gone from gnarling and grinding his teeth at me to desperately escaping my grasp and letting our panicked shrieks. He knows I am a sucker for sad, high-pitched squeaking… But I am relentless and as determined as ever to fix his tear duct!
If you’re always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be
• Maya Angelou •
I am not sure what caused my weakness: was it the wine, the exhaustion, the low blood pressure, the momentary self-doubt or a combination?
Whatever it was, I did something stupid. I did something I never imagined I’d do.
I looked up my old friends on social media.
The ones who made me feel small all the time, only so they could feel bigger.
The ones who made me believe being different is wrong, only so they could feel happier with their boring “normal” lives.
The ones who taught me it’s okay to say goodbye to people who no longer fit in your life, for whatever reason.
Because some friendships just don’t last forever – thankfully!
For some reason, though, last Friday I couldn’t resist any more and I had to know: how many kids do they have already?
(I always imagined one of them turned total b*tch due to pregnancy malfunction and the other one would finally experience not everything in life is as easy as you’d like it to be – time to find out if I was right!).
Of course, having blocked them on Facebook was no help, so I turned to that other platform I use: LinkedIn.
(Through an anonymous window, of course – I am not that stupid! LinkedIn tracks everything and everyone, don’t want them to know I’ve been snooping around).
Of course, useless information was my part and I laughed at myself. Then I clicked on my own profile and…
I realised the last time I logged onto LinkedIn was… several months ago. I think.
And the last time I’ve used it for anything productive was…
Be it the wine, the exhaustion, the low blood pressure, the momentary self-doubt or a combination of it all, but I suddenly couldn’t find a decent answer to the question: why am I on LinkedIn?
I am not a fan of social media in general. It tends to give me headaches. For instance, every five minutes I spend on Facebook, I feel myself getting stupider.
All those advertisements in between news updates make me frustrated and yawn a lot, as they’re all the same. You’ve seen one, you’ve seen all.
January 1st, 2022 I will be Facebook-less. I have yet to check and/or back-up all my photo’s, but then it’s bye bye Mark Zuckerberg – FINALLY!
Why not go a little further and wave goodbye to LinkedIn as well?
I am really starting to feel happy about this idea… I’ve never been approached by a recruiter or have found a way to gain clients through LinkedIn – I don’t spend enough time on the platform to really make it work for me.
And I am too disinterested to try.
What about you? Are you on LinkedIn? Why (not)?
Please let me know how you feel about LinkedIn (as Facebook already lost this battle for me) and help me decide whether to stay or leave 🙂
Hope your week was great ❤