Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Facebook

It's official.

I've actually made a decision and stuck to it.  I actually DID what I said I was going to do!!

I closed my Facebook account!

The correct wordage, I believe, is I have deactivated my account.

I feel like a weight is lifted off of my shoulders!

It was a temptation that I could no longer allow around me.  I was spending too much time on it.  Basically, my "right eye" was offending me, so I plucked it out.  I prayed for God's help in this area, for balance, and the idea to close my account came to me and wouldn't leave me alone.  I had been grossed out at how impersonal FB is, how for some it takes the place of face-to-face or eats up time with family.  I had been weirded out at some people's penchant for posting the most mundane, most unimportant statuses! I had been upset with myself for spending too much time on FB, and for not being able to exercise self-control over it.  It was a case of not being able to achieve balance and knowing that it was starting to be detrimental to my family.  It fed my struggle with laziness.  I like to take the extreme stance on things, and so, I killed it.  I feel so free.  I can't wait to have a day without being obsessed with FB.

I got lots of comments.....well, lots of comments for me.  My FB friends were saying they'd miss me or they didn't want me to leave FB.  But actually, I'm still here.  I can be reached through my blog.  I know that my true friends will know how to reach me.  I know that those who really care about my life will tune in to my blog as I try to keep it up more often.

Please, believe me when I say that this was the right decision for me.  I'm not pointing any fingers or criticizing anyone here.  Even when I talked about mundane, unimportant statuses.  If that's how you function, great! This post is not meant to convict or insult anyone.  I just got tired of myself when I was on FB.  That's all.

So, now that that's over with, I'll say that I'm looking forward to blogging more often and reaching out to more mamas who are just like me.  For some reason, I don't struggle with being addicted to blogging or reading other's blogs.  I think it's because the blogs that I follow are on my dashboard, and I've been away for days from Blogger and felt perfectly fine.  Blog posts are generally once a day or once a week, and I don't feel like I'm missing anything.......

We'll see how long those "famous last words" last!!

I hope ya'll keep up with me on my blog!

7 comments:

Emily said...

I'm right there with ya...For me, it was blogging.
I think blogs were taking over my world, so I could NOT keep mine going. That was my BYE/BYE and it's been hard, but not 'that' hard. I like not 'having' to write a post or read someone's blog who commented on mine. It was a never ending cycle.

Good for you for sticking to what you've said.

My Little Warriors said...

I agree and I think it is a great choice that you have made. I understand where you are coming from and there are many things that i have had to give up that have connsummed my life.. one of the main reason we don't have t.v.
pointless. And of course i will keep up with your blog and communicate through e-mail.. i am absolutly terrible with the phone and much better at e-mailing because i can do it on my time and it works best.. blah blah blah
I lov eyour heart leanne and wanting to eradicate the things in your life that hold you back from living your fullest in Christ. Keep up the good work sister

My Little Warriors said...

oh my spelling .. big fat F! lol

Duckygirl said...

I understand even though I will miss seeing you on there. I'll be checking in here so I can see how you're doing :)

~Laura

Renata said...

I understand - that's why I've never joined facebook - I don't even have enough time to update my blog as often as I'd like!
I'm happy you'll be back in the blogging world more often, but definitely God, family & real life first - that's what I try to keep (did you notice the try - I should be doing the farm books right now :( )!
Hope you have a lovely weekend - will catch up with your other news - I've given myself a little more time on blogs & then I'd better get this paperwork done.
Love to you
Renata:)

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Family is good. Balance is good. When something makes it go off kilter, being extreme brings great relief!

By the way, I am listening to dogs barking and am thinking about a glass of milk. Is that mundane enough for ya? LOL

Love you! :)

JMom said...

HI Leanne- Just came by to introduce myself properly. Thanks for stopping by and delurking! :-) You are one busy lady and see quite joyful about your lot. What a blessing.
-Jennifer