Monday, May 10, 2010

Rejoining the Real World

In efforts to focus on the positivity that life brings, I have decided to unplug.  I have deactivated my Facebook account......Deep breathe.
I began to find that facebook although, it has its positives, is also a breeding ground for judgement.  I don't want people reading and twisting my words, making assumptions about me, my family and my relationship status (Pretty Much Married is not even an option).  I also don't really want to know when all 600 of my "so called" friends" are tanning, pretending to work or having a bad monday, no offense.  I understand that my blogging about this topic is a bit of a hypocritical take on surrendering the social networking, but I have said it once and I will say it again- writing is my passion, and that I am not willing to give up.

Between texting, twittering, my spacing and facebooking I feel that todays generation has lost sight of what is important, and that is human to human contact.  I can appreciate that new technology has allowed for easier, instant connection to everyone who has ever bagged your groceries or sat behind you in Home Ec, but where we have improved those connections we have decreased our personal contact. 

The bottom line for me is, I am not willing to make myself or my family vulnerable to increased critisim and speculation.  I am going to make a concerted effort to mind my own business in hopes that others may follow my lead.  And so, I am unplugging...for now.