My Post-Facebook Life (“Post” for Now, Anyway)

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I deactivated my Facebook account about one week ago. I was disappointed that I had let myself spend so much time there. So many times throughout the day, when I had a free moment or two, I would sign in and see what was going on with friends, family, and acquaintances. I was also getting annoyed by some of the negativity, such as one friend who seemed to criticize almost every one of my posts, and another who is so far to the left that I was getting nauseous reading her posts. In her defense, I’m sure that my conservative leanings make her sick. I’m also about as pro-life as you can be (except that I believe in capital punishment for heinous crimes when there is no doubt about guilt) and all the sickening news regarding the fight to end abortion was starting to make me very depressed.

There are certain things I really miss about Facebook, so we’ll see how long I can hold out. I really miss a couple friends’ very funny posts about their kids and all the silly things they say. I miss seeing photos of friends and family. I miss the feeling of being connected to these people, most of whom I truly do consider friends, not just acquaintances. So we’ll see how long I can hold out.

On the other hand, I seem to have so much time now that at first, I wasn’t sure what to do with myself. That probably sounds ridiculous considering the fact that I am still homeschooling three children, have three part-time jobs, and a lot of household responsibilities. I remembered that I had started writing a book about homeschooling and had made a promise to myself to finish it by April, 2013. I shelved it when we got the horrible news that my father-in-law was dying in April. He passed away in June. So, a few days ago, I remembered the book and the promise to myself and started working on it again. There is a lot of work to be done: a lot of writing and even more rewriting. We’ll see if I can make the deadline; I doubt it.

In the meantime, know that if you are my facebook friend, I miss you! Please send me an e-mail and let me know that you either miss me, too, or you are really glad and relieved that I’m not still on, constantly posting prolife news! ; )