On December 13, Olivia Plath of TLC’s Welcome to Plathville, shared via Instagram that she’d be taking a social media break. This isn’t uncommon. Many people choose to unplug, especially around the holidays. They often want to spend more time with their family and friends without the distractions social media brings.
Well, Olivia chose to take a hiatus for a different reason. In her post, she revealed, “I’ve received so much hate on all of my platforms since our show aired, and while I know that is just part of being in this industry, I don’t need to be seeing that negativity and toxicity every day.”
At the time of her post, plenty of TLC viewers left encouraging comments for her. They mentioned how difficult it must be to be criticized like Olivia often is. They were also proud of her for staying strong knowing when to take a break.
Olivia returns to social media
After a few weeks away from Instagram, the Welcome to Plathville star returned to social media. She created a post about the new year. She also mentioned resolutions and choosing a word of the year. The pictures she posted are a couple of shots from her photography business.
In her post, she wrote, “I’ve always felt pressure to make goals and choose a word on January 1st in the years past and it left me burnt out and doubting myself. I’m taking my time this year to really focus on who I want to be in this decade, not who the last decade told me I had to be. Have you chosen a word or a goal? I need some inspiration, so share them below! ♥️ ”
In response to Olivia’s post, Welcome to Plathville fans left comments. They suggested words and phrases she could use for the year. They also left suggestions for how she could spend 2020.
That post went up a couple of days ago. Since then, Olivia has shown up on Instagram here and there. She’s posted a couple of stories, but she hasn’t shared another post on her main feed. It’s possible her hiatus led her to reconsider how much time she’s devoting to social media.
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I can hardly believe we are now in a new decade! WHAT 😱 These photographs from my last 2019 wedding are a very accurate depiction of my feelings …. slightly terrified and unsure one moment, and ecstatic and celebratory the next 😂 I’ve always felt pressure to make goals and choose a word on January 1st in the years past and it left me burnt out and doubting myself. I’m taking my time this year to really focus on who I want to be in this decade, not who the last decade told me I had to be. Have you chosen a word or a goal? I need some inspiration, so share them below! ♥️
So far, Olivia hasn’t responded to any of the comments on her post. She might just read through them instead of replying because there are so many.
Will there be another season of Welcome to Plathville?
So far, another season of the TLC show has yet to be announced. The first season was short and had only six episodes. TLC sometimes uses short seasons to determine whether a show should be produced for a full-length season.
Previously, Olivia revealed that TLC only wanted to do the show if she and Ethan would be a part of it. Then, Kim and Barry, Ethan’s parents, manipulated them into doing it.
It seems that Olivia didn’t have the best experience on the show. So, even if the rest of the family agrees to it, she may not. If it’s like Season 1, TLC may not agree to film the show without Ethan and Olivia on board.
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