It was one week ago tonight that I entered posts on Facebook before beginning what I commonly refer to as a hiatus from social media. Like all the times I’ve done this before, I find myself reaching for my phone to check out all the latest posts, only to remember that I’ve deleted both the Facebook and Instagram apps.
So what have I don’t with all that time, you might ask. To be perfectly honest, some of it has been wasted. Then there are other times when I’ve dug in to my schoolwork and am proud to say for the most part, I’ve kept up-to-date with most all of it. I also have found more time to look for teaching resources for a science and social studies curriculum that I’ve not taught before.
One of the things I know I need to focus on is work around the house. I’ve as of yet to really put a concerted effort towards getting things cleaned and organized and know this is something I need to work on in the near future.
My job as a free-lance photographer has occupied some of my extra hours of time. This past Saturday, I spent much of the day taking pictures at three different venues for this Monday’s publication. I am at somewhat of a disadvantage in keeping up with the happenings in and around town, as I used FB events to monitor local events.
I have been writing a bit more in my journal and that’s a good thing. I’ve been somewhat disappointed in the readership of this blog, but I know I have to continue to do some sort of posts each day and see if I can develop an audience. I also plan on looking at various writers on WordPress to see if I can find blogs that I’m truly interested in. I’ve found several thus far and have also noticed that some of them have started following my blog as well.
When I started to write this particular entry, I entitled it “Two Weeks In” and then realized it had only been one week of my time away. So I guess in many ways I do truly miss it and what was one week away certainly seemed more like two.