i am deleting my tumblr permanently. i might be back at some point, but it won’t be the same kind of blog. in all likelihood, i won’t be back at all. i’ll still have an internet presence, maybe a website of some kind or an off-tumblr blog, and i’m keeping my facebook and skype and other things so that i can keep in touch with all the great folks i’ve met. but i’m leaving tumblr and hopefully for good.
here is the thing about me and the internet:
i have a super addictive personality, and when i discovered the internet years and years ago, that took hold. i have been on the internet for over half my life at this point, and i’m young.
tumblr started out as a nice outlet when i was 13, and now, three years later, it’s turned into something else entirely for me. what used to be a safe and fun space is now a toxic chore that causes me lots of stress. tumblr has changed a lot for me. it’s not very private. the interface itself has problems. there are users of this website i don’t get along with, and i spend a lot of time worrying about whether they’ll find me.
i spend a lot of time worrying in general. i don’t want to worry about a website that is supposed to be fun anymore.
that said, i’ve made tons of connections and lots of friends and formed many relationships, and i’ve loved a lot of it. but it’s just not the same for me anymore.
i’m starting university in a month. i might be in a big show through community theatre. i’m going to pursue a bachelor of fine arts degree in musical theatre, and then i’m going to pursue a career in the same thing. i have a life ahead of me that is going to take up lots of my time and energy.
i need to start spending my time more wisely, and while social interaction on the internet has done great things for me, i spend too much time on here and it’s becoming a not-so-good place for me.
so, i’m deleting. or maybe changing my password to a string of random letters, i don’t know yet.
here are the ways you can contact me if you want:
- facebook: facebook.com/galvinruthie
- skype: bigtentacledfellow
i’m sorry that that’s it. i’ll keep facebook updated regularly about any other online presences, though.
i love all of my friends and followers here, even the ones i don’t know very well. you’ve changed me in good ways for the most part, i think, and i’m gonna miss everyone i’ve become close to who i don’t keep in touch with.
thank you for spending this time in my life with me, and i hope that tumblr stays a good place for all of you even if it hasn’t for me.
official goodbye post. this is long, press j if you don’t want to read it.