"In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps."

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Bye bye Facebook

So I finally did it.  This might not be a forever thing, but this is definitely a TTFN situation.

The final straw…

Isla preschool

This cuteness you see above only got ONE LIKE.  And that was my husband.  And my mom left a comment.  Both happened only after I mentioned to them that no one liked my adorable daughter on Facebook. What’s wrong with people? I mean there’s something for everyone – first day of school pics, Aggie references, childhood college ambitions, the cutest little girl in the world smiling…?  I just don’t get it.

The thing is – in real life, I have many friends who I know love me and also what I think is a fairly healthy, at times bordering on overinflated ego.  But occasionally I turn into a 14 year old when it comes to cyber high.  I am just not mature enough for Facebook.

Plus I think my brain is in a state of atrophy.  I need to start spending my online time doing something that I can engage in, and stop passively scrolling through comment after soft core porno selfie after quote after Farmville invitations after… its nice when life is stressful to just shut down and let other people amuse me and feed me news, but right now I need something more challenging to do.  Like blogging. Or parenting. Or practically anything else that a person can be doing other than looking at Facebook.  I have spent way too much time the past couple of months on Facebook.

I may be back in November/December for Angel Tree, but other than that.  I am done.

“Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.” Proverbs 29;25

4 comments:

  1. I actually loved being off FB. I don't know if I really want to stay on it, but I knew I needed to reach out to a wide community for support, and I knew I needed to be honest about my life in some public way that didn't include stopping every person I know and giving them a run down of what is going on. I'm sorry I didn't see that precious little picture of Isla b/c I definitely would have liked it.

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  2. Haha, I know you would have :). I think it just didn't show up anywhere but on mine for some reason. Honestly, I think it was just the excuse that I have been needing to get off. I waste way too much time on it. I've loved being off of it every time before, but there are so many things that people use Facebook for now. I am going to really try to keep this up and if I am doing ok on Angel Tree without Facebook, then I am staying off even then.

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  3. honestly, that never came up on my newsfeed and fb is doing some shady stuff with filtering posts (wanting people to pay to promote their posts!) so its possible not a lot of people saw it, but really we could all live with a little less fb in our lives so for whatever reason... as long as you blog... I'm cool with your decision :)

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  4. In all honestly I never saw the pic! I totally would have "liked" it!

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