Hey everyone - I'm deleting my Facebook account. I know it sounds extreme but I've been wanting to take a break for a while. Why?
#1 - I spend a ridiculous amount of time on Facebook. A couple years ago, I remember my daughter excitedly showing me a picture she drew. She said, "Mommy, I drew a picture of you and your best friend!" I was curious whom she considered my best friend. Would it be my husband? Or one of my close girlfriends? I looked the picture and the only thing I saw was ME... holding my iPod Touch! Hilarious and horrifying. I do not want my kids' main mental image of their mother as someone "staring at a screen" throughout their childhood. Since I'm home with the kids, FB is accessible to me all the time. It sounds stupid, but it's truly difficult for me not to check it. Just a habit!
#2 - Do you ever have those times when you need to clear your head? Facebook isn't physically loud (well, that depends, I guess - ha), but it is a lot of voices and a lot of thoughts filling my head all day, every day. (Told you I was on FB a lot!) A lot of chatter. Not all bad chatter, just a lot of chatter. Information overload! I need to eliminate some of that noise, and I think this is a great way to help make that happen for me. (You mean I won't know what sale Kohl's is having today?!)
All of that said, I do not believe Facebook, the Internet or other technologies are evil. I love keeping in touch with people in a unique way through FB. I will miss that part the most. Especially venting about things like Celebrity Apprentice & American Idol. Matt may have to do the dirty work for me!
The great news is that I am still alive in the technology world! If you still want to connect with me online, you can sign up on the upper right side of this screen to receive my blogs in your Inbox or you can become a follower, if you'd like. I look forward to keeping up with events and pictures of my life through this blog. And of course, I will have email too.
I'm also alive in the REAL world! I'm not trying to isolate myself. I love my friends & family. Just trying to create some new habits & fill my time in new ways. :)
I may come back to FB someday, but for now, I'm looking forward to the change!
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