Health & Wellness

Why I Deleted Instagram

I did it. I deleted my Instagram and I am ok with it.

I accidentally deleted my original one and then got a new one. I definitely deleted my facebook over a year ago. I had a decent amount of followers, I enjoyed communicating with those who understood me and what I am going through.

However, I do not like the terms of Instagram that became effective on 12/20 and all the access and permission you give them by having one. I decided against it and deleted it. I don’t care for Insta to have rights to all my photos and to track my activity on my phone.

I will miss the brain injury community on it and my friends. But I also struggle with people who follow you on Instagram but don’t talk to you in real life and I’m talking about people who we used to be close to.

So I deleted it. I have numbers of people from the brain Injury community and just feel annoyed by it so much. Like lately seeing people who are from the sober world really pushing their agenda and sobriety. To me, it’s just too much too push your agenda on others.

Some people can drink responsibly and that’s great. Some can’t. Yes drinking is proven to cause all kinds of health issues including cancer, but so does smoking and people still smoke and it’s not illegal.

I just feel like I am over it. I don’t want anything to do with something that at all makes me angry, annoyed or frustrated. Having your friends drop off in real life because you had a brain injury yet they follow you to see what you are doing just makes me crazy. I would rather not have it.

So thanks to the new terms Instagram has, plus my already frustrations with social media (I took a month off last month), I just decided to delete it forever! I’m not the only one, just google Instagram new terms and you will see how so many people are deleting the platform because of it.

Ok and that’s enough for this week. Way over my norm and rule but wanted to post why you may not see me on IG if we were connected that way. Happy Holidays.

If I change my mind I have until January 19th.

By jessymunch826

I am a TBI Survivor and woman who has been through a lot of good and bad. My goal by this blog is to share what I have learned and how life has happened for me and not to me. I have found purpose in it all and am here to share it. I am also sober and quitting drinking was the best choice for me. I will post about TBI, Brain Injury, life, travel, lessons learned and more. I am not a doctor or a nurse, I am a traumatic brain injury survivor who has lived 40 years of life and have an amazing mindset from it all. None of this is medical advice, that is what your doctor is for or 911 if you are having an true emergency and need help right away. I am here for community and to share all I have learned, you never know who it will help. Click on the white title of the blog post to read, just saying in case you might be confused like I am with all this 🤣

8 replies on “Why I Deleted Instagram”

Thank you!!!

I never really had a big social media presence.

It just seemed weird to me and even weirder now.

It seems so weird to me to have these “friends” because we went to the same high school like 20 years ago or we both enjoy one thing or have something in common

The thing that bugs me is following or connecting with people from my high school and we weren’t friends then 🤨 but since we’re “connected “ I can see where you live, your kids, your family and what you wear and where you were last weekend and what you had for dinner last night….. but if I ever saw you in person, I would have nothing to say to you😳


I didn’t 20 years ago

And I don’t now

I’m gonna unplug myself too and recharge my soul!

Thanks for motivating me by being YOU! 💚

I never met you, might not ever meet you, and I’m ok👌 with that.

Have a Merry Christmas 🎄🎁


I definitely didn’t have people from high school, no thanks. But definitely has people who were our friends until and I had my TBI then they left our life so no thanks again!

But I do miss my brain buddies, glad you are here. Merry Christmas to you and your family 💚


Very brave! Every time I think about deleting my account I decide to delete the app instead. However, recently, I went to delete my Twitter app and received the message that my content would also be deleted (I probably misread it– lol). The message frightened me because I wasn’t ready to lose my content. So I just logged out. I’m proud of you. Even if you decide to keep it before your time period ends, at least you were brave enough to let it go. 💕


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