@bradbrains: Good write-up. I've been in a similar situation. I remember when I used to go on facebook multiple times a day and how my mood suffered. I stopped using facebook a few years ago and within a month I was noticeably happier. I still keep an account for contacts but since I so rarely check it I do miss out on some things with my friends though the ones that matter learned to just call.
I'm also in my late 20's and just graduated after returning to school. It gets easier to readjust to a school routine and I honestly appreciated school a lot more now than when I was younger.
Thanks again for writing this. Having my lost my job recently it's good to be reminded of what's important and to see people with similar experiences living life happily and overcoming any negativity.