We watched all three episodes of the new Black Mirror season within a few days. I found Striking Vipers compelling and fascinating, but Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too to be dreadfully boring. Smithereens, which we watched last of the three, was absolutely heart-pounding and mind-bending. It’s been a while since I was this captivated by a Black Mirror episode. I usually read the full plot synopsis as the episode starts so I know what’s coming. Even knowing the end, I couldn’t look away once the pace picked up. (Admittedly, I did have my phone in my hand at the beginning, playing Two Dots.) I couldn’t stop thinking about the episode that night or in the days that followed. I immediately turned off my notifications for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and really started considering my relationship with social media. I don’t want to be addicted to my phone or its apps. I don’t want to be unable to look away and completely numb to horrible, heartbreaking news. But I want to stay connected to people in my life. I want to—to some extent—promote posts that I share here on my blog. I’m still struggling how to manage that and find balance, but sometimes I wish I had the…courage, I guess it would be, to just delete social media from my phone for good.