I’m in the midst of a Twitter cleanse. It seems insane to be doing it, to unfollow pretty much everybody and stop checking the platform. Last year it was fun and there was a hopeful vibe to things. I enjoyed going to housing stuff and seeing people. Now I just can’t do it.
I need a break. I need to accept that I get two years in this city while I’m at UBC and then I really need to find somewhere else to go because I don’t want to live in a place this expensive. That’s where I’m at. Housing isn’t going to improve. I don’t want to at best live paycheck to paycheck for the rest of my life.
I could get a job here but would it be worth it? In the long run I just can’t see having a life here.
I want to like this city and the more time I spend following politics the more I hate this place.
I’ve been that person who defends Twitter, who says it’s worth it for the connections but I just don’t feel that anymore. I need a break. I need to focus on other things.
It’s been fun Twitter but I’m mostly just gonna share content from elsewhere on you.
Maybe I’ll be back. Maybe I won’t.
I’m gonna be trying to blog more and to spend time on Instagram.
I got into activism after Brexit because I felt like I needed to do more to make the world a better place. I’m glad I did. I met some wonderful people and I think we all should do more. But I’m different than I was. I’m a student, I’m recovering from being broken. I just want to be as good of a designer as I can be and find a way to be happy and live my life. I don’t want much just to find a place where I feel most possible.
I have two years here, two years at SALA, two years to get as good as I can, two years where I have better things to do with my time than scroll through Twitter and be crushed by the lack of progress or real solutions.
I love the people I have found through this. I am so grateful for them. Maybe we can connect more in person.