Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Facebook Break

A friend and I have decided to take a week off of Facebook. I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I hate that I waste so much time on it, usually when the boys nap, as a way to zone out and probably avoid doing other things that would be much more productive. On the other hand, it's a great way to stay somewhat connected and not feel so isolated as a stay-at-home mom. I love using it to network with other moms, ask questions and get opinions. I've also been able to reconnect with some long lost friends. Because of Facebook I had a friend come by and visit a few weeks ago from high school. We weren't even good friends back then and hadn't been in touch since, but have since reconnected through some similar life circumstances and have had some meaningful conversations.

But as Easter approaches I feel like I need a break. Partly I just want to make sure it's something I can do, because really, anyone should be able to stay away from it for a week. I'll miss finding out what someone ate for lunch, some rants about the weather and who has a cold, but I'll be okay. I want to take time to do some spring cleaning, both internally and externally. I want to reevaluate some parts of my life, think, read and pray and I need to remove the distractions. A week is not a long time, but I'm looking forward to it.

1 comment:

the smiths said...

You go girl. I closed my facebook account a while back. It was a good move for me. However, I fully agree with the feeling it gives of being in touch with others who I might not be in touch with and helps partially solve the isolation one feels as a mom. However, I now find people don't email me anymore, they send me a message on facebook so I'm not sure I could fully give it up again. My time waster (though I don't feel like it is a waste of time but it is a distraction) is reading. I LOVE TO READ!!!! I should devote some of that love to reading Truth and Life. Happy Easter!