Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Face What?

So, as I near the end of Lent and the end of my Facebook hiatus, I have decided that you really can live life quite happily without being on Facebook. In fact, NOT being on Facebook has given me some much needed time to reflect on what is truly important in my life, and that's the people I love. I found myself getting irritated with the others around me who were still engaging in their daily (sometimes multiple ) dose of Facebook. Spend time with ME, I was thinking as they set right next to me scrolling through their status updates and their latest news feeds. Talk to ME, I was thinking as they checked us in here or there and another quick news feed check. Look at ME, I was thinking as they replied to this post or that and wished someone a happy birthday. But I got nothing from no one. Not one person set aside their phone, ipad or computer to spend time in the moment and be with me. It's an observation that was kind of eye opening for me. If you really want to get back to your own roots and find yourself, it's not going to happen in the world of social networking. If you really want to find yourself, then get yourself off Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or wherever your drug of choice is and step back into your own life. It's right there waiting for you where you left it.

Being honest, I do think I will make a Facebook comeback, but I no longer feel the need to be in the know with all my Fb friends and for that matter, I am not sure people really want or need to know my junk either. I think I have used my time away wisely and I think it's a nice jumping off point into something way more meaningful at this point in my life. Finding Lisa, the next chapter. Won't you come along with me and see what I find?