I didn’t come to realize my potential for obsessive behavior until recently. For most of my life I would have called myself “detail oriented” or “forward thinking” or “highly productive”. These characteristics have typically worked out well for myself and my family. But the dark side of this behavior came into clear focus when we started Persistiny’s social media accounts, particularly Instagram.
I don’t tend toward the controlling or obsessive unless I deem something to be very important or very interesting. Social media had never fallen into that category for me. Until about a year ago, I only used Facebook and/or Instagram to keep in touch with old friends, to post the occasional humble brag about my kids or to share political articles or funny memes. I would go days, sometimes weeks without checking my profiles. It was lovely. Read more