My first official post. I'll be honest, I didn't write the last entry ...
Its a little hard to believe anyone really wants to read what I have to write, but to my 4 followers ... I hope you enjoy!
I have been on a Facebook fast for the last week and a half. I realized facebook was blinding me to real relationships. I was obsessed with peoples lives, but I wasnt investing in the lives of my "friends". I could secretly check up on what people were doing, and never have to interact. It had also become an idol in my life. Its all I thought about, in my spare time - I would mindlessly be on the site for hours a day.
I had thought about the need to take a break, but I never followed through with it. 11 days ago, our Village watched a part of the Covergence series about idols and false gods. Part of the series was on technology- and I was convicted. It was time to give it up.
I have tried to been intentional during my fast to spend time in prayer or reading each time I thought about getting on facebook. This has helped with my incessant need to be on facebook.
I was only going to fast for a week, but a week went by and I wasnt ready to stop yet.
Today, I got on facebook after 11 days of fasting. I survived and I realized I wasnt left behind in some high speed friendship world of updaters. I received several messages in my inbox- but that was it. I can make it without social networking.
Im not ready to dive back in. Im thinking about checking in once a week, and that be it for now. Im trying to learn boundaries.
In the mean time, I am available to talk on the phone! I would love to say I am available for meals, coffee, quality time ... but you all live too far away! You should come visit me though!! COME VISIT!