Last weekend my family converged on an island in Lake Champlain, VT. Tents were erected, bonfires were ignited, lots of food and drink were consumed. It was a lovely time away from all the distractions of the modern world.
Technically, we did have cell service but I let my phone die the first day and so was without text, Facebook, email… any contact with the outside world. And it was good. My head cleared a little. I relaxed and focused on what was going on in front of me and not on anything else.
In reflecting on that experience, I’ve decided to take a break from Facebook for a while. I deactivated my account. I need to spend more time away from it – to break myself of the habit of checking it a million times a day – and refocus on my real life and on the people closest to me. While I love being connected with everyone I’ve ever met, I feel it’s a bit of a superficial connection and it can be distracting from real-life relationships. Also, a simple Google search of terms like “quit Facebook” and “life without Facebook” elicits a number of good reasons to deactivate (or delete entirely) one’s account.
Don’t worry, if you are a fan of EEC Chick (or of me personally), I will continue to write and update here. In fact, I’m expecting that being freed from the constant distractions of FB, I will be able to write better posts and more frequently. Please remember, I’d love to hear from you… leave me a comment on any blog post you like, or send me an email. If you don’t know my email, use the form in the “about me” section and it will reach me.
*It did not look like this when we were there, but that’s okay. It was still really pretty! Photo credit: http://sacandagabikers.blogspot.com/