Friends, can I call you that? I mean you come here and read my thoughts. I try not to ramble and be real. You come back to read my posts and thoughts again. You guys rock! So we’re friends 😀 Anyway, I’m thinking of going on a Facebook hiatus. Cue the “dun dun DUHHHHHN!!!”
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy getting on facebook to see updates of friends lives that live too far away for me to see on a regular basis. However, more and more lately I find that I’m getting on too much, hoping for some crazy awesome status update to live vicariously through, and just wasting time.
That last reason is the most important to me. I feel like I’m just spending too much time on facebook. I feel like I literally visit the same 4 websites everyday. Two of them are mailboxes, yes I have two I need to downsize lol. The third stop is facebook (which is almost always my first stop when I open my computer, or use my phone). And the 4th is pinterest which I feel like just speaks to my inner day dreamer. I love looking at projects, fashion, and decorating ideas. I don’t feel guilty about the crazy amount of pins that I have, it speaks to my creative side and I’m happy about that.
Key word here friends… HAPPY! It makes me happy to be on pinterest. I can honestly say that facebook isn’t somewhere I go to be happy. I go there to see what everyone else is doing, but there’s nothing on my feed that really supports me, speaks to my creative side, or makes me feel like I’ve bettered myself. I do understand that I can change what my feed shows me. I’ve seen those crazy awesome videos of people who have liked so many fitness pages that all their feed is is post after post about exercises, which supports them. That is so awesome! I might do something like that, to where my feed is full of things, places, or people I like and feel supported by.
Basically, I feel like facebook is the new version of a tabloid/ magazine. I can read and be apart of what’s going on in people’s live without having to participate. I WANT to DO things. I WANT to INTERACT with people, not just read about their lives. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a facebook friend at the store and we just say “hi” to each other and keep walking. We don’t stop and talk for a few minutes to catch up on the happy things in life. Because guess what? They probably see my status updates and know already. Lame! I see all these old bitties at the super market chattin’ it up in the aisle (blocking the cream cheese I so desperately need for some jalapeno poppers! lol) and they’re genuinely engaged in what’s going on in the other person’s life. I want to be one of those old bitties… haha, well you know what I mean :D.
The weather is amazing here! My boys and I have been out and about doing all kinds of things. This week we’re going to a local farm to pick strawberries, I’m so excited! I’ve been loving getting out and interacting with my two. I snap pictures, and post on instagram (I would LOVE if you followed me!!!! JAMIJACKS). Then we get home and I check facebook, or I pull it up on my phone. I could use nap time to read a book (I’m a few chapters in on one of the Veronica Mars books… so excited!), sew, play my ukulele, call someone, or take some photos! All of these things make me happy, why am I not doing them?!
Don’t get me wrong I love hearing about a friend that just got engaged, married, announced the gender of their baby, or bought a new house. I love seeing their pictures. I just need to take a break, reevaluate, and honestly see if I can make it without it.
Warm weather is here and I don’t want to waste time inside checking facebook when I could be making memories, trying new recipes, or planning paint colors for our home.
I’ll still post on here and instagram (Of course!!!), but I think I’m ready for some pretty amazing changes. How do you feel about facebook? Yey or Nay!?
Wish me luck! I’ll do a follow up post when and if (what?! Did I just say that?!) I get back on facebook lol