100 Days of Writing – Day Eighty-Seven

Hiatus from social media nearly done. The question is, do I really want to go back?

It’s been a long while since I’ve visited social media websites. I decided for a myriad of reasons that a break from social media was appropriate for this year’s “doing without.” So beginning on Wednesday, February 22 of this year I made a vow not to use social media, namely Facebook and Instagram. And I can say that I’ve been successful with fasting and am just wondering whether or not I really want to go back.

I had done the social media hiatus before during the Lenten season and I can say this time around was much easier than previous times. I did not find myself tempted in the least and as before, after the first couple of weeks it was no big deal.

In the meantime, I’ve done a lot more reading and writing. I’ve gone on several adventures each weekend and have added to my collection of advertising memorabilia. I also spent several days in a nearby mountain town and that was enjoyable. There were those times when I wanted to share pictures of what I was doing, but it wasn’t worth breaking my code of social media silence.

During the

  • 912 hours
  • 38 days
  • 5 weeks and 3 days

of my time away from Facebook and the like, I’ve realized that I can easily live without it. I did miss out on finding information about “breaking news”, but I found other sources to get information. I need to do some soul-searching to ask myself if my life is any more productive and happy not being a part of the social media world.

I do like to share my daily readings I post each day and I’ve had several people mention they’ve been missing those. So I guess I can say that I provide a meaningful service to others through my presence. Perhaps I instead of staying away from it all together need to limit the amount of time I spend scrolling. Maybe not reinstalling the apps on my phone wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

The Lenten season is officially over on Thursday, April 6th. In the past, I’ve always waited until Easter Sunday to make my return. I’m planning on much the same this year and at least for now, I’m pondering whether or not to return at all.

Only time will tell.

David Lee

Published by David Lee Moser

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

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