Well saying that I am giving up Facebook and Twitter for Lent is easier than actually doing it. During the first two days there were multiple times where I would look at my iPhone or iPad or open a browser window on my Mac and would go to Facebook and then realize that I was not supposed to be there. I immediately closed it again so that I was not actually looking at updates but I want to avoid even that for now. I went back in on my browser one more time and logged out of Facebook so that even if I go to Facebook I am logged out and won’t see anything for now. I also deleted the apps off of my idevices so that I am not tempted there. It is giving me more time to focus on other things and my life and overall I think this will be a good experience. I do enjoy interacting with people on Facebook but I also know that there are times when I spend too much time on Facebook.
Today is the start of Lent and I have decided to make some changes for Lent that will get me to spend more time offline and rely less on technology. I am a big fan of Technology and I spend more time than I should checking things like Facebook and Twitter. I have decided to give up Facebook and Twitter for Lent. This won’t be any easy thing for me to do. I do enjoy interacting with friends on Facebook but think that going without it for this time will help me focus on other things. Twitter is also something that i will miss. I follow quite a few people for announcements on programs that I use and find some interesting things there.
Lent is not all about giving things up though. I am also using the time to focus more on how I treat people and and what kind of choices that I make in my life. I am like everyone else in that I am not perfect. I try to be a good person and make good choices but there are some times that I do or say things that I am not really proud of and I want to do that less.