So, me, myself, and my friend have decided to give up facebook for 40 days. Kinda like Lent except neither one of us is catholic….
We are going into day four and now I’m really understanding how much of a Facebook problem I had before I decided to give it up. To show this problem I decided to tally how many times the word facebook came up in my conversation, popped into my head, or when I came down with the desire to post something.
….I stopped counting when I hit 50 within an hour.
I used to go outside….all the time. Rain or snow….I used to read books, and go to movies, and hang out with my friends. I ran, I laughed, I got dirty and skinned my knees and had fun!
It’s too cold out, my friends are busy and trying to get a bunch of teenagers/early 20’s people together to play catch is impossible. The world got too busy on me as I got older…..hell…it wasn’t the world…I got too busy, and slowing down now I realize how pissed off the world is. Makes me sad, because I helped to make it that way.
On top of it all, I feel so out of the loop. I actually have to ask my friends how their days are going, what is new with them, and whatnot. Actual phone calls are placed, and full length texts are sent.
You know…all the things I did before facebook. I am ridiculous….this is ridiculous….and I am only on day 4. Ironically, this post will show up on my FB page because I have it set up that way. But I won’t be able to see any comments or shares of it.
I’m a pathetic human being. Within the 10 minutes it has taken me to get this far into this post I have had the desire to check my facebook 5 times. 5!!!
One would think that with all of this free time that I would have gotten any writing done. But no….because as I gave up facebook I came down with the plague. Well…in normal, non-melodramatic facebook withdrawals, I came down with a stomach virus and the common cold. So now I spend more time at home, trolling youtube and basically sniffling under my cocoon of blankets.
But I cooked my first meal in over 2 weeks yesterday, and today I opened an actual book, before I had to close it due to a sneezing fit, but it is a start.
36 days and counting.