Who would have known or been able to even fathom we would be in the midst of a pandemic during the time when I had decided to take a hiatus from social media, namely Facebook and Instagram. So what at least at first was a break from one facet of life has become a hiatus from the world in general as we know it. A “stay-at-home” order in the state of North Carolina has meant wholesale changes in lifestyle for myself and of course, all others.
There was a period in time last week where I considered cutting short my Lenten promise not to access social media. Certainly it would have meant closer contact for one who is living on his own during this period of social isolation. But as in many events in life, I don’t think there are any coincidences and knew that the time of both my hiatus and the pandemic wasn’t an accident.
And so I now face the last week of the break from social media and yes, it has crossed my mind that perhaps I shouldn’t go back,,,at least right away. Technically, Lent ends on Maundy Thursday, but I traditionally end my break on Easter Sunday. As of right now, I’ve decided to come back to both Facebook and Instagram, but I’ll fall short of saying that’s a definite decision.
Like most of the rest of life, I’m taking it one day at a time.