One struggle with living in a rural place is the lack of connection with other people, which is one of the things I love about social networking and facebook. I get to stay connected with old friends states away and even stay up to date with friends in my small town who I may only see once a week. But as with anything, too much is not good... and I was finding myself trolling through posts, links and pictures as a way to divert myself and escape.
So, I gave it up for Lent. We'll see how that goes. I do feel the twinges of withdrawal already, but find myself with noticeably more time. Had I the option of futzing around on fb or writing this post, I know which I'd have been doing a week ago.
I'll probably go back to using fb after Easter, but I hope I can do it in a more cognizant way -- cognizant of what goals I'm accomplishing by using it (continuing relationships with family and friends) and which of my goals I am sacrificing on its digital altar (being present with my family and my writing).