Hey. It’s Carla. Look, we need to talk. This isn’t easy to say since we’ve been together so long, but we need to break up. I’d love to say “It’s not you, it’s us” but it’s totally you. Not to be rude, but you aren’t the inspiring, funny social network I fell in love with several years back. You’ve changed. A lot. When we first met, you made me feel special. But now? I feel like I’m trapped in a science experiment, red circled numbers baiting me like cheese. OK, perhaps it is me. A deep narcissistic-insecure–perfectionism-seeking side of me.
To be perfectly honest, I met someone new. Someone who brings out my superpowers. His name is Sacred Sunrise and my new morning love. Instead of gazing into your blue eyes at 5am, I close mine and meditate to Andy Puddicombe’s lush accent and gentle tones. After coffee and a deep stretch, I crawl back under my blankets to read, and instead of scrolling through your timeline descending me into self-doubt and scarcity, I scroll through my daily affirmations reminding myself that I am enough.
As much I adore greeting the day with my friends’ faces smiling at me from white sands, remote cities, or on the perfect date, I’m done with tormenting myself first thing each day with photos that silently bring unconscious envy. So I replaced those images with ones of my aspirational life; my dream house with a meditation room, travels, and career and family goals. And just so I really feel great about myself, I close my eyes again and pretend that those wishes have already been granted.
Remember when I shared my best moments with you first and you would embrace them, share them with my friends and ask them to respond? It was amazing. But now my happiest moments are buried under paid advertising, so instead I record them in my journal each morning to share privately with my children one day.
I only met my darling Sacred Sunrise a couple weeks ago and he already brings out a side of me I never knew existed; a deep love that connects me to my family and friends in ways you never could, dear Facebook. I’m forever grateful for all you brought into my life and we’ll still hook up, but I think our time together will blossom if it’s kept brief, perhaps once or twice a day. For now (and hopefully forever), Sacred Sunrise is my new morning love.
With Peace & Gratitude,