I had to literally “lift” myself out of the world of Facebook today for a season..
For the holiday season..and maybe even longer!!
Not that in and of itself I think Facebook is a bad thing, it’s just that overall it’s not a “good” thing for me right now.
I find myself logging on and then before I know it an hour has passed…
an hour of checking in on friends-many of whom I run into around town…
or making trivial little comments here and there on friends’ posts that may or may not even be read…..
or hearing what friends from 20 years ago are having for dinner or doing for the weekend…….
and then trying to think of something to say for my “status” that fits who I am and attempts to sound somewhat more exciting than “helping Olivia with her homework” while holding to my Christian values in a way that hopefully encourages my “online friends” to feel a little closer to God.
By the time I do all of this, I am worn out!
And truthfully, I’m not sure how much closer I feel to anyone.
So, I’ve made a little pact with myself.
NO MORE FACEBOOK for me until at least January.
I want to have coffee with friends. I want to take walks with friends.
I want to catch up with old friends on the phone (without even texting), so I can hear voices with laughter and tears.
I want to bake cookies with my kids and play board games.
So, I’ll blog once a day unless time just does not permit..
And then I’ll live.
I’ll live without feeling the pressure to share that I’m living which is what I started to feel as soon as I logged on to Facebook and saw that my status still said what I had been doing three days ago!!!! 🙂
I admire people who can juggle it all, but I am fessin’ up,
“I’m not one of those people who can.”
Thanks for loving me within the safety of my blog.
Trying to put down “Just One More Thing”