100 Days of Writing – Day Eighty

The Lenten sabbatical from social media is a little over an hour away. It comes at what I would call an opportune moment, a time where I need to examine my life and develop a plan for moving forward.

I’ve decided to take the Lenten season as a time to stay off of social media and focus more on living life each day the best I can. There have been quite a few events of these past two and a half months that have caused me some confusion and bewilderment and this hiatus will be an important time in my life.

I’ve taken these vacations from social media before for Lent. It’s always most difficult at first given that social media, namely Facebook, was something that I turned to when I didn’t have much going on in my life. As the days and weeks wind on, I have found it becomes much easier. I guess it’s that way with any addiction, the first days are the most difficult.

I had a talk with a good friend tonight and he said that one part of his self-care was at least thirty minutes of exercise each day. So as a starting point for my own self-care, I’ll make a concerted effort to get some exercise, such as walking, each day. The last part of this week is supposed to be much warmer and that will help immensely.

So at least for now, that’s a reasonable goal and a healthy replacement for surfing social media each day. I make a commitment to exercise in some form for at least one hour each day. And tomorrow will be that all-important first day.

I’ve blacked out both my profile picture and cover picture on FB as a sign not of darkness in my life, but a time of deep examination of who I am and what I’m all about.

David Lee

Published by David Lee Moser

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

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