Can you go without social media?


I realized recently that I sit in front of a computer ALL day.  And not just at work.  

I get up early before work so there is time to check Facebook and blog.  

I use a computer all day at work.  

I spend my lunch break on the computer.

I get home and spend HOURS on the computer again. 

I get on Facebook on my phone.

At home.

At work.

At school.

I crave it when I'm away from the computer.

And I'm not sure why.

It's not that so much is going on and I can't miss a single thing.

It's not that what I have to say is so important that I can't wait another 30 minutes to update my status and tell everyone on my list. 

Or maybe it is…

That sounds silly right?

Yeah.  It's so silly that I've considered deleting my account.  This social network site is eating my life!  I spend so many hours each week updating and poking and reading and looking at pictures of other people's kids and vacations. Aaaaaaah!  It's sucking the life out of me!

So I changed up my routine a bit.

I still get up early to check facebook and blog.  It's part of my morning.  Oatmeal, coffee, Facebook, blog, get ready for work.

And I'm ok with that. 

At work… well, there isn't much I can do to impact how much time my mug stares at the computer.  Though I am using my break times to get up and walk around, go outside (except it's coooold), and run errands.  So that has made a difference,

After work?  I realized that lately I'm not getting home and rushing to the computer to see what I missed.  I'm not sure if that has to do with the change in my attitude or my new totally awesome phone.  It could be both.

But it's nice to be away from the computer for just a bit.

And while I'm away from Facebook, people update their status to give their dinner menu, express their frustrations from the day, and tell everyone good night.  They go about their daily routines and don't even notice I'm not there.  Watching their every move.  And looking at their vacation pictures.

And y'know what?  It'll all be there in the morning.  And I can look at it then. 

And I don't think I'll be deleting my account anytime soon.  It really is a convenient way to keep in touch with everyone.  

So while I'll stay in touch, it just won't be every day.  Don't be offended.



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