So the first Facebook-free weekend has been a pretty uneventful one, as Earth did not spin off its axis because I had no idea what 300+ people were doing every moment, my actions did not lose their excitement because they weren’t shared with the world at large – really, nobody besides the handful of people I told noticed or, just as likely, nobody said anything about it because it takes a whole new level of effort to contact someone now from what it did before the big fb.
Before I had my exasperated “I am so over this” fit and deactivated my account, I’d talked with a couple of friends about the negative effects of Facebook on interpersonal relationships, some of which are very obvious (more cheating partners thanks to the grass is greener/smaller world syndrome, for example), but others of which are far more insidious and maybe some people don’t even think to attribute to the Facebookification of our world. I toyed with the idea of performing a social (media) experiment, paying closer attention to how, how often, when, and why I use Facebook. And changing it. I think I may yet do this, maybe when I reactivate my account.
In the meantime, I have my first potential client from the letter to the student Vets that went out Friday, which is exciting. I am also feeling better equipped to handle life in general tonight than I was just a few days ago, and the only thing that has changed is that I spent a good deal of time working my program. Well, that and the fact that we actually had sun all weekend, but I’m going to give the greater credit to the former. I’m glad to be back at it, to bring the focus back onto me, and to know that I need only be concerned with my path and my progress. That feels pretty damned good.
Hope your weekend has been wonderful, and that your Monday doesn’t suck much at all.