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Tannie

Thanks for writing this out! I too have also wanted to de-Google, and that may have to be put off for a few more years however, since I'm at a pivotal time in my life where money is tight, and my attention is needed in other places. When I think about moving my gmail account alone, it causes me a lot of anxiety... lol... I've had my gmail since my late high school, and has a lot of important email. I also keep both a personal and a business email, so I am unsure how I will split that if I try others. I used to have both a gmail and a hotmail, and found it was really hard to keep up with 2 accounts from separate businesses, but I'm sure there is a solution to that. Just a lot of things to think about. I have, however, been using DuckduckGo and Firefox and haven't found that to be a difficult switch. It's hard to switch from Google Maps however, because they have much better mapping systems. My boyfriend and I actually got lost the other night trying to find this Indian restaurant because he used Apple maps.
But your switch is admirable to me, and I'll be keeping this bookmarked for when the time is right for me to make the switch as well. :)