Friday, July 10, 2009

Adventures in Facebook

Have you ever done something that you knew wasn't a good idea? Keith and I have joked that we've got to be the only Americans under 80 who have never seen the movie Titanic. We decided not too long ago that we would hold out on Facebook, too. On Tuesday, I gave in. I wanted to search for something and the only way I could do it was to join.

Apparently, I shouldn't be given the ability to join social networks. It was immediately taking up my time! It was fun to talk with old high school friends, but now my account is deleted, and honestly, I'm relieved! Keith and I talked about it last night and I realized just how easy it is for me to sink time that I don't have into something that is pretty non-productive. This is one reason why we ditched cable and don't have a converter box - too time consuming. It was too easy for me to veg on the couch at night, and it would have been too easy for me to chat with people all day long.

How often do we find ourselves doing something that we know we shouldn't do, for whatever reason, and we secretly long for someone to point it out to us? I think I've done this several times since being a teenager, and I'm always glad that someone else has the strength and/or resolve that I don't.

So thank you, Keith, for loving me enough to protect me from my own foolishness!

Now if someone could just tell me to put down the chocolate...

1 comment:

  1. Bravo to you! I have decided that most of my homeschooling problems will be solved if I don't give in to distractions throughout the day. The temptation to use a spare minute to check my e-mail usually results in wasted time and wrecks my schedule. My goal this year is to exercise self-discipline and limit my computer use to specific times during the day. I'll let you know how it goes!