Three days ago I gave up Facebook for Lent. This should be easy, I shouldn't be dependent on an internet social network, I can go 40 days without knowing who "likes" who or what. But it's not, I am and I'm just a little curious.
For me, Facebook is a quick check-in with friends and family. I spend a lot of time at the computer each day, so it's easy, between entering invoices or paying bills, to log into to Facebook and see what everyone's up to. It reminds me of my college days when I shared a house with four other women and spontaneous group study breaks took place in the kitchen over a pot of cheap coffee. You're still up? Did you finish that paper? What are your plans for the weekend?
The past couple of days have been mostly about breaking this habit. Sometimes I find myself bored and restless, looking for something online to entertain me. Yesterday I actually clicked on the article titled "Kourtney K Reveals Sex of Her Baby." Yes, I have sunk that low.
But on the positive side, I have had bouts of increased productivity, undistracted by status updates or the new "Timeline." Wednesday I completed all the paperwork needed for both our personal and company income taxes--this usual takes me several days, what with questions for the accountant and finding the right paperwork. Done! Yesterday I drove all the paperwork to the CPA, went grocery shopping, came home to complete the health insurance updates, paid bills and completed invoices.
Then I found out Kourtney Kardashian is having a little girl.
Only 37 more days to go...