…To Return to Facebook…or not.

It has been over 40 days. I “signed off” the Monday before Lent began and it is now the Wednesday after Easter.

I don’t miss it.
I have had such a nice time not being there.
I have reordered my life without the distraction. I know, I am a grown up and I should be able to do both/and – to that I say “WHATEVER”
Obviously, I am not that responsible.
Let me tell you what I realized. Before my Facebook vacation, the first thing I did in the morning was get up with the alarm and then get Paige up for school and while she was showering and getting ready…I was on Facebook seeing what everyone was up to and when she was done about a half hour later I would hit the shower and get ready.
I replaced that time – with reading my Bible. I fell in love with that pretty fast. Even so that now on the weekends it is the first thing I do in the morning. I have read Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts and the first 4 chapters of Romans. Quite often, I take a full hour of it because really, I do not have to look pretty to go out to the bus stop with Paige.
I also feel like I am spending more time with Dave and the girls. Well, actually, physically it is the same amount of time, just more present.
I have also had more time to read other things. It has been awesome.
So, what am I to do?
#1 I am deleting my Twitter account. Don’t need it.
#2 I am going to go on Facebook and post this message.
“I don’t hang out here very often anymore. I won’t be updating my status. If you want to see what is going on in my life go to my blog. If you really are my friend, you have my number, give me a call to chat or maybe we can do lunch.”

3 thoughts on “…To Return to Facebook…or not.

  1. Love what you learned Dawn. You could try what I do with FB. I never update my status, but I don't bother stating that. I think it becomes sorta obvious, doesn't it? I import my blog posts as a note on FB. Do you love that I figured out how to do that? I actually get more comments via FB than the actual blog — make it easy for people to follow you. If people send me messages on FB, I might reply to them there or I reply and ask if they'd mind emailing me. Because it's tied to my inbox, it's really not a hassle to just hit reply from my email, let it take me to FB, and then reply. I guess my point is that you can use FB in a respond only mode — which is all I've ever really used it for.


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