A while back, I wrote about the way facebook sometimes makes me feel discontent with my life.* Well, that conviction hasn’t gone away, so I made a big, scary decision: I’m giving up facbook for Lent. The thought of it paralyzed me with fear – but that’s exactly why I needed to do it. I’ve become too dependent on “the book” (which is what I might start calling it, except it sort of sounds like I’m referring to the Bible, which could be kind of sacrilegious…) for keeping up with close friends, when I have email, skype, my telephone, and pen and paper** to help me, as well. Plus, facebook is a time-sucker that has been added to my list of excuses as to why don’t bake anymore/start my book/pray enough/read the giant stack of novels on my kitchen counter.
So, folks, it begins. My facebook fast. It starts today (well, actually, it started Wednesday, but that doesn’t read as well) and it ends at Easter. )Of course, I once gave up red meat for Lent and ended up not eating it for three years.) My hope is that I’m going to be more productive, and that I’m going to return to more personable forms of communication.
*or, more accurately, my stalking problem.
**and, hello, my blog.