On Independence and Alzheimer’s

I have always looked up to my "Gaga." My mother's mother moved to Florida from Vermont after meeting my grandfather at a company picnic she attended with her cousin while on vacation.  She bravely moved away from her large family and settled in St. Petersburg, Florida. She continued her career as a registered nurse and started a family with my Grandpa Barney. She had three boys followed by my … [Read more...]

Facebook-Free, Day 5 Update

Guess what? Leaving Facebook behind has been easier than I anticipated.  My friend Lindsey gave a great metaphor: "It was like cutting off a third arm... you think you'll miss it/need it but you function perfectly fine with just 2..." I have two arms and things are going fantastic. Facebook-free life has freed up so much time. Time I'm embarrassed to admit I had previously spent scrolling … [Read more...]

Why I Quit Facebook

I've been addicted to Facebook since I first received an invite at my college ufl.edu email address. Since 2005, I've been checking a website for updates on my family and friends. Instead of sending an email or actually picking up a phone or stopping by someone's home, I clicked "like" on their new baby's picture. I "liked" pictures of weddings and vacation and perfectly executed Pinterest … [Read more...]