First off… Happy New Year to everyone! 2012 was an interesting one for me and I’m glad it is over. I try to look back over the last year and find the lessons and blessings in the long hard road. Still working on it and accepting them!
Although I don’t normally make resolutions, I have decided to start 2013 without a Facebook account. I am one, who believes change can come at anytime- not just because of a calendar date. But I wanted to start 2013 different… Day one is almost over and I feel great. I was starting to get hurt, annoyed and sensitive to it all. It seems in recent times, people won’t reach out or call but will say they read it on FB. Hmmm this bothered me… But so much more has happened and there were real emotions, lessons and pain. So much more than a status! I was tired of out of 400+ “friends” I only heard from say 30 of them max. For me- I need more interaction than a “like” on a picture. Lets really be friends… I will say its a great tool to contact people I’d lost touch with… But maybe some of those people were meant to be a part of the past? I believe everyone comes into our lives for a reason and some stay for a lifetime others for a chapter. Are we creating a whirlpool were everyone stays connected? To me, times change, people change and grow. Their life experience will form and mold them into a new character and maybe someone who I no longer connect with. So, I initiated my Facebook break. I disconnected my page before midnight on December 31st.
Through my cancer I felt the biggest connections through those who personally called, texted, and emailed. They didn’t care what my representative FB page stated they wanted to know how I truly felt. That was inspiring. It’s time to reconnect with people offline…. So I can email and text- but need to reach out and call or visit with those closest to me.
I will let you know how it goes further down the line. If I miss it or how I am doing on reaching out in real life to people I want still in my life.
As always- I’d love to hear what you think!