I’m on a Facebook break. It may be a divorce. I won’t know until I see how much I like my life without FB. It started with me turning off notifications. I liked that so much that I categorized friends and acquaintances. Then, I changed my security settings.
Finally, I realized I could just turn it all off. I could leave Facebook! What a revelation. So, just like that, I deactivated my account. Then I realized my book page was gone, so I reactivated my account to make someone I trust the manager of that and my author page for now. It’s sort of like my lawyer handling the investments I have with FB that I can’t just give up. When you’ve written a book, Facebook is a necessary evil.
But now, without my own active FB account, I’ve been delivered from the evil of far too many unfiltered thoughts, including my own. Until or unless I go back, I won’t waste any more time lost in random FB posts when I could be doing any number of more productive things. I can’t really make it to a real retreat, so this is my retreat.
I’m spending the rest of April abstaining from Facebook (my “lawyer” can post my blog links to the Heart Warriors page if he/she so chooses). No travel, no charity events, no Facebook. Happy April birthday month to me! Hopefully, when April is over, I will either be entirely over FB, or at least cleansed of its ridiculous ability to waste my time and energy. Either way it’s a refreshing change.