Thursday, January 5, 2012
I Let It Go
On New Year's Eve I took a big step. I made the final decision, one that had been on my mind for awhile. I knew what I needed to do. I had thought of doing it before. I was convicted about it time and time again. On 12/31/11 I took a giant leap and I closed my Facebook account. I know to some it seems like an absolutely crazy decision, but it was something that I really needed to do. I had known for awhile that FB was taking up way too much of my time and I was way to dependent upon it. I found myself checking it repeatedly throughout the day for updates, playing games, checking out my favorite deal blogs, and just to escape for a minute. What I figured out was that I was missing out on real life by being so attached to a computer and by relying on status updates to get my information instead of calling my friends and family directly. I wasn't getting things done around my house, I wasn't playing with my kids as much I should be, and I was just wasting time that is valuable. In the days since getting rid of my Facebook account, I have found that I really don't miss it. I am just annoyed at the amount of time I wasted on there. I am amazed at all the things I have been able to get done in my day because I am not checking the computer all day. I realized that real relationships are so much more important that virtual friendships. I am so happy that I made the decision to quit Facebook and I have no intention of going back to it. I am looking forward to spending more time with my family and friends, being more productive in my home, and enjoying life not attached to a computer. Happy New Year!