Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Un-Friending Facebook for Lent

The hardest thing about being so far away from friends and family is being so far away from friends and family. Facebook is wonderful for helping me feel connected.  But in some ways, that connectivity comes with a price.  It's probably a pretty selfish price, but one that makes me feel left out.  I'm always genuinely happy to read about fun Super Bowl parties; family trips to Mardi Gras; cold, snowy weather.  But then I think, "That sounds like so much fun.  I wish I could have been there/done that."  And I forget to be grateful for our beautiful, sunny weather; family trips to the resorts downtown and all the other blessings in my life.  It's almost like I get so wrapped up in what's going on in everyone else's life, I forget to cherish my own life and get out there and live it.

So, this year for Lent, I've decided to take a break from Facebook.  It's not because I don't want to stay in touch with folks, I really do.  I just need to step back and realign my priorities and reassign how I spend my time.  I'm hoping by not being on Facebook as much, it will help me devote more time and energy to my family, myself, the blog, the house.  If you're coming to this blog via Facebook, I hope you'll stay in touch via email or comments left here.

What are you giving up for Lent this year?

PS-  even though there are going to be some posts dated before this one, this is officially my 100th blog post, if this blog were a sitcom, it'd be eligible for syndication.  I'm looking forward to writing the next hundred and hope it doesn't take as long (meaning hope I stay on track of making several posts a week instead of several posts every several months)

7 comments:

Suzanne White said...

I commend you! I didn't even know you had a blog.

shelly_finn said...

Terrell, you're a stronger woman than I am! See you on the other side. :)

Terrell said...

Thanks Ladies! I'm going to try and be strong, today wasn't too bad. But I figured if I was thinking my day as a series of status updates, it was time to back away. Shelly, you'll be a mom by the time I'm back on Facebook!

GUAMtastic said...

I can't believe you're doing it, and I am WAY impressed!! I'm giving up carbs, and sinning. I'm going to try and give up sinning. :)

Terrell said...

Tessa- You're better than I am. I could NEVER, EVER give up carbs- I think they are a third source of life to me air, water, carbs. I sin daily- mainly in the envy/covet department- I covet cute shoes, cute clothes, travel to exotic places or even just the US. We really need to try and meet up soon! I know Amy (frosty/Act2) wants to meet you too, maybe the three of us can try and set something up for next week.

frosty said...

terrell, good luck without FB, you'll survive! the spouse's orientation was cool, a little too close for comfort with the snakes for my liking, but it was pretty neat. you didn't miss much though, not a lot of info passed along about space a or anything, but they did show us how to cook red rice & banana lumpia & we also had chicken kelaguen.

tessa & terrell, we should totally meet up! i'm down for it, next week or whenever!! oh, & i could never limit myself from any food, i would not survive!

Terrell said...

Amy, I'm so glad you went and I'm so sorry I wasn't able to make it. I hope you've forgiven me :) I also hope that maybe there were some other cool people there. And, now that you know how to cook Chammoran (sp?) food, I would like some lessons;)

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