Happy March 1st, friends! Today finds me able to log on to facebook – officially – for the first time in 28 days. I know, I know, I haven’t exactly been invisible, but I did promise to update from my photo page. And even though I could post TO Facebook, I couldn’t SEE anything else. I didn’t see a newsfeed or like or photo or timeline or status update in the last four weeks.
It was really nice.
When I first decided to go Facebook Free I had a knot in my stomach. How would I know what my friends were up to? How would I keep in touch with people I don’t see? How would I know what I was missing?? But the truth is, I didn’t miss what I didn’t know I was missing. I didn’t feel disconnected or out-of-the-loop. I noticed my own loop, instead. I spent quality, distraction-free time with my girls, and with DRL. I didn’t spend my weekends aimlessly checking to see what was (or wasn’t) happening. I will be logging back into Facebook, as I don’t think it’s a bad thing per se, but I hope to continue to use it LESS. To rely on it less. And to make a point of Facebook not turning back into something I do …. just because.
Now that March has arrived, it’s time to give up something new. Right now as I type this, I really just want to give up being sick, but since that’s more wish than resolution, I’ll choose something else. I teetered between giving up sugar, or wine, or coffee – but only one of them seems a fit for a month without. I don’t drink too much wine OR coffee, and as such they don’t need to be given up. (Phew! That was a close one, I know!).
So for March, I’ve made the difficult decision to give up sugar. So difficult in fact that I was going to give up Sugar in Febrary, but chickend out and gave up Facebook instead. Giving up Facebook was easier than what I’m about to do. I knew that in January, and I know it still, now. I can’t avoid sugar altogether, being that it is added to most foods, so the rule is that I will forego indulging in, partaking of, or even the itty-bittiest tasting-come-on-just-one-tiny-little-bite-pretty-please of sweets, treats, and otherwise sugar-laden goods until April 1st. No cookies or cakes or candy or ice cream. No jelly beans or peeps or Ghiradelli 60% Cocoa chocolate chips. No Haagen Dazs or donuts or Chocolate covered luna bars.
Holy cannoli, you guys!! This is going to be tough!
(which reminds me – no Cannoli, either.)
So please wish me luck (I’m going to need it!) And pretty please, don’t ask if I want some of your dessert, or your Easter candy. Because yes!! I really, really do!