Hmmm, is there such a thing as being too happy to write? If so I think it applies to me. Today I’m taking the kids to Chick-Fil-A after a week of Spring Break resting. It doesn’t really matter what we do after that because hanging out with my girls is so.much.fun.
I think I’d like to backtrack a bit here and explain why I’ve been mostly absent from blogging and social sites…
This past July I was doing what I had been doing for years. Blogging, trying to get people to read my blog, posting random thoughts on Facebook, anxiously waiting to see if anyone thought that what I wrote was witty and checking Facebook 85,000 times a day to make sure I wasn’t missing anything. I began to feel restless and dissatisfied. The Chick-Fil-A kerfluffle really annoyed me and I found that the screaming of friend’s opinions in my stream of consciousness annoyed me- greatly. I realized that my kids never had my full attention. I realized that my husband never had my full attention. I realized that God never had my full attention. And *I* never had my full attention. The lure of counterfeit community clouded my brain constantly. And so I deactivated my Facebook account and blogged less. I heard no mandate from the Almighty that said it was something I had to do, I simply got tired of living in a way that was constantly distracted and I had to do something about it.
At first I was so relieved and relished my un-distracted time with my family. Then there was a pull back to FB…just to see what everyone was doing. Then I just wanted to move my pictures over to Photobucket but it took way longer than I thought it would and I started checking in to see what was happening- and I became very miserable very quickly. So, I had Facebook send an archive to me and deleted my account “with no hope of recovery”. That’s how they phrase it and I find it dramatically funny.
Being out of the FB world suddenly made me realize how really isolated I had become in life. And so this season with new friends and a new Life Group is just amazing and very special and I’m just so happy. Today, I think that the most fun, the most rewarding things in my life spending time with my kids and husband- even if it’s just sitting on the couch watching TV with them.
Now, if this makes you feel defensive of FB, I’m sorry and that’s not my intent. I’m just excited that I feel free and happy. I’ve never, ever told anybody that they should be like me. I also don’t I mean to imply it. I think that everyone should want to be like Christ and that’s it. I’m simply explaining my absence. I have a Twitter account but Twitter isn’t addictive to me like FB was. Twitter is also how I find out what’s going on in my oldest daughter’s life- you know, if she’s sick or something, since that’s the only way I find out those things. I also have a Google+ thing but for the life of me I can’t remember to check it.
In short, I plan to continue to blog. I still love blogging as long as it doesn’t distract me. The Button Casa (the actual house) has some big, big changes coming and for the lovely people that have followed my blog forever I’m sure you’ll want to know about those. It would probably be easier to hit the “Follow Me” button in the side bar so you know when I’ve posted something.