Hey there,

I hope this note finds you well and soaking up the good stuff in life. I’ve got a story to share this week that’s thrown me for a bit of a loop, and it’s all about my journey with social media.

I’ve been active on Facebook for the last 14-15 years. It’s been my go-to spot for sharing the highs and lows of traveling and life’s adventures. On Saturday, everything changed. I woke up to find my Facebook account had been hacked and was gone. Just like that, everything disappeared.

At first, I was in a bit of a panic. What about all those memories and connections? I’ve made an appeal, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed. The big question on my mind now is whether to start over. It’s a strange thought, starting from scratch.

But here’s where it gets interesting. Being off Facebook has actually felt like a breath of fresh air. It pushed me to get my business social media use in check, too. I finally automated a whole month’s posts on Instagram and LinkedIn, and honestly, it feels good to know that I can drop in only once a day to catch up with everyone and still let the algorithms do their thing!

This whole situation got me thinking about our connections with social media. Maybe we could all use a little break. I’ve noticed more time for family, getting outside, and, yes, getting lost in a good book – and it’s been great.

I’m curious: how’s your social media life? Do you need a detox? I’ve put together some thoughts on taking a break from social media and the surprising joys you might find when you do. There’s a lot to gain from spending more time with loved ones and rediscovering hobbies.

I’d love to hear your take on this. Have you ever thought about cutting back on social media? Or have you done a detox before? Let’s share our experiences and tips; we will be better off for it!

Follow me on Instagram or LinkedIn for more self-care tips like this, and then get off the screen!

Wishing you a week filled with real-life joy and maybe a little less screen time,


P.S. Let’s try something new together. Whether enjoying nature, spending time with family, or diving into a book, there’s no time like the present to explore life beyond the screen.

P.P.S. I’m aspiring to use tech to save me time and be more productive. Today, I created a Custom GPT to write this weekly email after giving it the topic and story. The GPT wrote this email. Let me know if you want to know more. In 45 minutes, I created the GPT (which I can now use every single week), wrote, and published this email. Next week it will be less than 20 minutes! This can be a game-changer for your classroom, too! I can help!