Disconnecting from the Collective Conscious [sic]

by Chloe Jeffreys · 15 comments

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I deactivated my Facebook account today. I wish I’d been brave enough to delete it, but there are too many relationships there that do have meaning for me so I just couldn’t do it. But I had to unplug myself from the madness. I need to disconnect my mind from the collective conscious [sic].

Other than our trip to Paris in April, I’ve been working 50 hour work weeks since January. I’m exhausted in every way a person can be exhausted. I need to go home. I need my family. I need peace and quiet. I need my own kitchen.

The Airbnb commercials they are playing these days about Airbnb being your home? Well, that’s my life. Airbnb is my home, and strangers’ houses have been my home now for over two years. I’m weary. I’m both lonely and socially over-stimulated.

I started another blog, Building Our Love Shack, in the hopes I could write about building our house, but I have no time to write anything. I’ve cast all my pearls upon Facebook and they’ve been stamped into dust.

I’m tired.

I’m fed-up.

I’m furious.

I’m frightened.

I’m resigned.

I thought I had something more to say, but apparently I really didn’t.


I think I’ll just spend some time being silent.


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Richard June 3, 2017 at 5:42 pm

True. Sometimes, I also deactivate all of my social accounts just for relax and find feelings of peace. People around me always ask why I do that and I just answer: ”Just wanna have a quiet moment for a while”. When we off ourselves for few days, we realize that we have so many things to do rather than spending time on social media. I mean the real meaning things! Great post, Chloe!
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Dru May 21, 2017 at 6:12 pm

Hey Chloe…I just discovered your blog and I love it. I’ve been off of Facebook for six months and I feel so much happier. All the opinions were too much to bear and tensions were high. I still enjoy Instagram, but honestly, life without Facebook is glorious! 🙂


evelyn April 14, 2017 at 2:50 am

Sometimes we also need space for ourselves to balance life. I understand and agree with your decision. Wish you all the best
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Kristi Cathey March 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm

This is a very interesting post.
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Kristi Cathey March 21, 2017 at 12:38 am

This is a very interesting post. Sometimes we need to take those steps to help heal our hearts.


Antonia westet March 15, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Why is god helping so little when you do need him,especially in sickness and family matters? Its so often ive heard about healing and that stuff but is it true? Oris otjust hearsay,blabla which people let out to feel important.its nice to have a hope after death,but what of the life before which is sich a nuisance,a burden! This bloody life down hete is bloody hard and long and god makes it harder and harder all the time. God isgood blablabla not to all of us and Certainly not all the time!!!!!!!!!!!


Jack Steiner November 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Sometimes we need to take those steps to help heal our hearts and gain whatever perspective we need to manage things.
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Negin Anvar November 10, 2016 at 10:26 am


I understand that you’re off Facebook. I am already missing you. In a selfish way, I miss seeing you there, but I do understand. Just wanted to let you know that I am so grateful for our friendship, am thinking of you a lot, and sending you love and hugs.



Bodynsoil November 10, 2016 at 8:59 am

I’ve avoided FB for months now, I’m numb to it all. While it is a great way to be social, I need more privacy. I’ll miss the things you’ve had to say, your shares, and our daily interactions.

I love your house and so happy that you’ll have a play to call home with your name on the mailbox.
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christy byzewski October 7, 2016 at 11:07 am

I LOVE your blog! I just recommended to a friend not knowing the content of today’s post. We had just finished a conversation saying the same things-tired,fed-up, exhausted, etc….
Thank you for your honest and hilarious words!


Shorty June 27, 2016 at 6:34 am

Hey Chloe,

I understand. Those of us with a passionate nature tend to over stimulate ourselves. We care too deeply. It gets us in trouble. It does me, at any rate. I have need of rest too, with no real prospects for such in the foreseeable future. I admire you and Tick but don’t burn out your health in the process of building your dream- you want to be able to enjoy what you’ve accomplished. Rest, dear heart.


Wendrie Heywood June 27, 2016 at 3:52 am

Chloe – I hope you get some rest and enjoy the silence of being unplugged. I’ve admired your willingness to try a different way of living to achieve your goals. I’ll miss your posts on FB, but I limit my time there for similar reasons.

Hope you get some downtime to recharge soon.


Negin Anvar June 24, 2016 at 2:06 am

Oh Chloe, I’m so very sorry. I’ll miss you dearly on Facebook and it won’t be the same without you. This sucks to high heaven. I will be sure to visit your new blog. I’ve learned so much from you and love you and your family dearly, even though we’ve never met. I hope that I never upset you with any of my posts or remarks. If so, I am sorry.


Jennifer Mangrum June 22, 2016 at 6:14 am

Good for you! I often think about it. And may not be far behind.
Cutting ourselves off from news and television has been the best thing we’ve done. We check occasionally and try to stay informed–but that’s it. This way we focus on what we can do and what we have control over, not what we don’t.
I wondered what was up yesterday. I could see that you had (maybe) responded to a comment I made on FB about the latest Cormoran Strike novel, but then when I would click through it would just spin and come up blank.

Rest. Take care. Don’t lose heart.
God IS good. xo


Soo June 21, 2016 at 5:02 am

Chloe…I would like to say I will miss you, but I rarely go there now, for some of the very same reasons! Enjoy the silence. Never stop being you.


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