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!