Thoughts on First Week of Social Media Sabbatical

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So it’s been a full week since the beginning of Lent and my hiatus from any sort of social media.  As I thought, it’s not always easy to get away from certain habits and this has been no exception.  You don’t realize how much time you spend doing something until you’re no longer doing it.

I do miss seeing what friends are up to and certain posts that were inspirational to myself and others.  I did include a link to my usual two inspirational posts each day and am aware that some are making use of them.  I’ve continued to take pictures of various things like sunrises and coffee cups, but it’s quite different when you don’t get a lot of feedback on what you’ve posted.  Only one FB friend has made a comment on my WordPress page about my missing status messages.

I still can find myself using technology pretty regularly.  I check my work and personal email fairly often and my WordPress stats as well.  But these aren’t constantly changing like social media are, so it’s pretty much a fruitless effort most of the time.  I am on a dating website, but this too offers very limited interaction with anyone the way social media does.

I will have to say there are certain parts of FB and the like that I don’t actually miss.  But for the most part, what I sought out to peruse was uplifting and many times of good humor.  And that I do miss.

I wish I could say that I’ve started some more constructive habits, like housecleaning and like, but such is not the case.  I need to do some decluttering and definitely need to start exercising more.  Perhaps week two of my sabbatical would be a most-excellent time to do this.

So those are my thoughts for now….let week two begin on a good note!

David Lee

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty-three year old semi-retired elementary science teacher.

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