Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss. – Nathaniel Brandon
Ok, so there’s this boy…
If I had a dollar for every time I have heard and/or said that I would be rich. Now, this boy was someone I was very close to. In fact, I dated this boy for a brief moment in history. After we broke up, we lost contact for several months and I quite frankly forgot about this boy – or pushed him to the rear of my over-active crazy summer brain. Things were great with this situation until he made contact with me recently. Now, there was nothing earth-shattering or crazy, but I was totally taken aback after I saw his name on my phone. Since then we have entered into the “friend zone” on Facebook again because I was “unfriended” after the breakup.
I wish I could tell you all that I am not a Facebook addict, but the majority of you wouldn’t believe me. Yes I do spend some time on Facebook, but I can quit at any time…I swear! After this re-friending business happened, I went into super creeper mode. In doing so, I caught myself searching for gossip or juicy details that I missed out on in the past seven months. Not only did I creep, but I actually asked a friend if she had heard anything related to my search for hearsay.
After an entire day of thinking and racking my brain, and consuming my thoughts with this issue, I realized a few things.
- Whatever I find out is not from the source and is therefore gossip
- I do not like drama. I don’t want it in my life and I don’t need to get involved in other peoples’
- I don’t care! What is it to me what is going on in someone else’s life?
- I’m over it. This boy and I were close once, but I am (very!) happily in another relationship and don’t need to involve myself with other people’s relationship issues.
There are certain people in my life that I care very deeply about and I wish to know how their lives are going and that they are up to. Other than that core group of people, I do not need to know the details of every other person’s life. It is simply too overwhelming to deal with.
In light of this recent revelation of mine, I have decided to take a one-week break from Facebook in hopes of cleansing myself of the gossip and desire to know what is going on with the people around me. I have declared this year a drama-free year and I plan on sticking to it! Focus on the things that make you happy and the people around you. Surround yourself with good, happy people, and it should be no problem!
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