When I decided to detox from Facebook for two weeks, I wasn’t entirely sure what would happen. I didn’t anticipate any life-changing disasters, but I also wondered if I was making a mistake by entering the stone age of social lives. I’ve been an avid Facebooker since it was first introduced to my school in 2004, and I was worried: Would my life be the same without a social network?
The short answer to this question is yes; it is indeed possible to live without Facebook. In fact, it’s not only possible, it’s (gasp) actually kind of rewarding.
But truth be told, it was really hard to quit—almost embarrassingly so, for reasons I didn’t foresee. After taking some time to think about my cleanse, here’s my rundown of the best and worst of taking a Facebook break.