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Student signs off of social media

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Claire Ayers signs back on to social media after a month.

Claire Ayers signs back on to social media after a month. "I just wasn't feeling good about myself," Ayers said. "I decided to do it because a lot my time was spent on social media." After the month, she signed back into her accounts but feels as if she doesn't need it to feel happy.

Claire Ayers signs back on to social media after a month. "I just wasn't feeling good about myself," Ayers said. "I decided to do it because a lot my time was spent on social media." After the month, she signed back into her accounts but feels as if she doesn't need it to feel happy.

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The new year means new resolutions, taking time out for yourself and a fresh start to new opportunities and a new year. One WHS junior took this opportunity to find more time for herself by signing off of social media.

“A lot of my time was on social media,” Ayers said. “I wasn’t feeling good about myself or I saw that people were a lot more happier than I was, so I thought that logging off for a while was a good choice.”

For the whole month of January, Ayers deleted all of her social media, including Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook and Pinterest. During her free time she noticed everything she had missed before she logged off.

“I read a lot and I learned some songs on the piano,” Ayers said. “I hung out with people face to face more.”

After 31 days of noticing the simpler things of life, Ayers completed her goal of logging off  of social media successfully.

“It’s hard the first few days but after that you don’t even realize it,” Ayers said. “I find myself not looking down for it as much or scrolling through when I’m bored. I talk to people more.”

In a quest to find happiness, Ayers found what this world has to offer: more than technology. She has advice for anyone that feels the need to log off and spend time doing the more important things.

“You get recharged,” Ayers said. “I feel happier. You notice a big change and how productive you can be.”

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