I'm taking a vacation from Facebook. It sucks up way too much of my time and mental energy.
I realized this when I saw that a "friend" checked into a certain restaurant for lunch and then a different restaurant for dinner. I thought, what a hungry hippo. Wait, that's rude! Why am I thinking that? Why do I care what that person eats?
Then I saw that a certain person "said" something to someone else and I thought, why did that person say that? Why do I care? It's between them, not me!
Long ago, I "hid" farmland and gangster wars and bejeweled and other games because I truly, truly DON'T care what your scores are.
Then I started "hiding" some people altogether because I couldn't stand to read the ridiculousness of their posts, such as, "Ugh, it's Monday," and "Hooray, it's Friday," among other inane thoughts.
Worst of all, I didn't call someone that I should have - the person had been on my mind, but I looked up the person's status and decided that I already knew what was going on.
Then yesterday I was involved in a conversation about setting boundaries on your kids' computer time. My guys are too little, so I just listened. I thought about the discussion throughout the day, then when I read about the aforementioned person's restaurant choices, I realized I need to set some boundaries on myself.
So, I'm taking a Facebook vacation. I'm not sure when I'll be back.
I'll keep blogging, you just won't see the updates on facebook - I know some of my readers rely on it for updates, but I hope you'll understand and come back via other means: your favorites list or your blog readers lists.
Oh, and please don't think I'm talking about you or dissing you for liking facebook. I like it. A lot. But I think I like it a little too much and need to spend my time a little more wisely. That's all.