As some of you know, I'm swearing off social media for the summer, or maybe forever. I never knew the stronghold the platform had over me until I gave it up. That compulsion to check my newsfeed was hard to get rid of. A few months ago, I decided to leave my cell phone charging downstairs instead of by my bed (amazingly, I found myself not just on it before I hit the sack, but also in the middle of the night!). It was a good change. The same goes for getting off Facebook and Twitter (and Instagram). My computer monitor doesn't flicker with Twitter posts anymore and that gives me a clear space to think and work. I’m not worried about missing something my friends wanted me to see because I’m not even scrolling through the thousands of posts. It's been a major upgrade to my life!