after some thought & much contemplating, I have decided to give up facebook. At least for a while, but maybe forever. When did we decide we needed to know every move or thought or gripe or praise someone else has? UGH! that's too overwhelming for me right now. I don't even know how *I* feel about some things so why should I worry so much about every.one.else???
I deactivated it about 2PM yesterday afternoon & didn't reach for it once yesterday! I was honestly shocked b/c I in hindsight I now feel like I was always checking it. Not so much reporting-I haven't felt I've had much to say lately but checking to see what everyone else is doing. WHY? I Have no idea! I have only reached for it 2x today. The first was during my 'morning log on routine': check hotmail account, check yahoo email account, check facebook-oops nope! thankfully I didn't even get it typed in when I realized what I was about to do :), jump to #4 in the routine which is check bloglovin'! (my current way to read blogs & LOVIN' it! ;)) the second was later when I was waiting on breakfast to finish up to serve & I grabbed my phone to check it but TADA, I had uninstalled the app yesterday too so when I opened my phone to the home screen-there's a nice open empty space where facebook once was. I smiled & shut the phone back off &put it on the counter & went about busying my hands w/WORK.. dishes, laundry, diaper changing, something more productive than checking on my neighbor, friend, high school teacher or family! :)
in what I think was a knee-jerk reaction, Tim also deactivated his account but I think he misses his more than I miss mine as he's called to see if I am having withdrawal symptoms yet. haha-nope, my mind actually feels freer, maybe a little less stressed already with out all of those thoughts & feelings & reactions floating around in there. Maybe I was letting the negative nellies get to me more than I thought I was.
So, if I am missing anything important on facebook, please don't hesistate to shoot me a text or email to keep me in the loop. :) Just no drama please. IN the mean time, I think I have found a renewed excitement for blogging.. wondering already if facebook was taking away the drive to blog. Maybe it was making me feel like I had already said everything I needed to, or it was making me feel like I didn't have anything worthwhile to say. Either way, I have a list of posts to get to work on! (not all scrap related :))
What or who have you given up, walked away from or said good-bye to lately? Inquiring minds want to know!