Thoughts on whether or not to continue social media hiatus

Little did I realize when I began my hiatus from all social media three weeks ago today that we would be in the midst of a worldwide pandemic during that break. Things have escalated quickly and I’ve gone from being at work most every day to working from home beginning tomorrow. All this has me thinking along the lines of ending my hiatus from social media.

I know the original intent of the sabbatical was and is to “do without” something in your life. If this outbreak hadn’t occurred, I’m most certain I would continue to abstain from Facebook and the like until Easter Sunday. But with the fact I live on my own, will not be seeing students and fellow teachers each day, and that we’ve suspended family gatherings, I am seriously contemplating ending the break early.

There are still parts of me that figure there’s divine timing in all of this and that’s why it’s not going to be an easy decision. I know I examined both the pros and cons of such a break without taking all this into consideration. While I do miss the contact and finding out what’s going on in other people’s lives, I also realize the craziness that occur on social media in even the best of times.

So as of right now, nearly 12 noon on March 18th, my hiatus from social media is still in full effect. And just like everyone else, I’m taking it day-by-day and taking in what each day brings before moving forward.

David Lee

Published by David Lee Moser

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

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