Last month I decided to take a break from social media for seven days. Seven days without Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Why? Long story short, I was seeking validation in likes and comments. I started looking at life as a competition with every other person on social media. I didn’t like the thoughts that ran through my head when I saw someone’s aesthetically pleasing photo on Instagram or saw someone’s travel story on Facebook. My drive started to become about being better than other people. When I thought about who I wanted to be as a person, it didn’t match up with what I was becoming.