Rants and Raves of an American Mom

February 28, 2009

I, Too, Jumped on the Bandwagon…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Traci @ 3:46 am
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That’s right. I, like many others, gave up facebook for Lent. At the time, however, I thought it was my own, original idea. I was inspired by the realization that I was devoting way too much time to a totally non-productive pass-time while I was slowly going broke and watching my house fall apart around me. There was laundry that needed folding, floor to be swept, the poor dog needed walking, and here I sat staring at meaningless updates for hours a day.

Don’t get me wrong, facebook is fascinating! I’m thrilled to have contact with so many people I’d have otherwise never seen again, and I say that with complete certainly. How awesome is it to be surprised by a photo of yourself in kindergarten with a kid from twenty-five years ago – a memory lost until it magically appears on your blackberry VOILA!!

As I was contemplating what to give up for Lent this year, it was so obvious to me… a true test of my will. I knew it would be hard, but I was surprised how easy it truly was after the first day. I just disabled notifications on my blackberry and email, and when I walk by my husband chatting with his FB friends, I take a deep breath and remember my faith.

Pretty sure come April 12th, I’ll ease right back into my constantly vibrating blackberry mode, but maybe with a whole new attitude.

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