Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Off The Grid

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Facebook for some time now.
I love that with just a couple clicks I can see what my “friends” are up to…
I hate that I have gotten lazy in relationships, and have no real idea what is going on in my “friends” lives…
Therefore, I’ve decided to take an indefinite break from Facebook.
Meaning it may be a day, or forever!
I’ll take it a day at a time.
I am hoping this time away gives me a chance to weigh the pros and cons of having this space to “socialize.”
By not logging into Facebook for a while I hope to be able to…
  • Call my “friends” and actually TALK… catch up with them!
  • Spend more time with my husband 
  • Play with my kids 
  • Write a couple old-school letters, I love snail mail (or “Happy Mail”)…
  • Keep my house clean… (It’s always clean enough, but I hope to kick it up a notch with a healthy sprinkling of organization thrown in there too!)
  • Blog more
  • Sew more 
  • Knit more 
  • Read my Bible more 
  • Pray more 
Now, I know eliminating Facebook may not enable me to do all those things I just listed, but I can hope!

Before you despair... ha! ha! :)
I’m not falling off the grid completely!
I will still be posting here in this space, and here are some other ways to keep in touch or just “see pretty pictures!”
Email Me
Phone: Email me if you’d like my number ;)
Instagram: kale80
If you don’t have an iPhone and want to see the pictures I post on Instagram: live simply
Oh, and I will keep my blog connected to Facebook so you are notified of new posts, but you'll have to email me or comment on the blog to let me know you came by! ;) 


  1. Its still sad to see you 'go'. My email address is still Maria@atucker.net or arkansasangel098@gmail.com

    I think you have my phone number, but if not email me or get it from my fb page before you go.

    <3 ya!

  2. I use Facebook to send out updates to all my friends about things I am doing. Like sharing photos. So for me its a single action that sends information to multiple people. Very convenient and sort of the reason for Facebook. If I want to share with others and you I now have to do multiple actions (Facebook and email, or Facebook and snail mail) and I also have to remember which friends are not on Facebook (you are the first interestingly) and which are. Not so convenient. I wonder how much that will dampen peoples interaction.

  3. John- I can understand where you are coming from. For me though, I am striving to simplify communication and take back a bit of "privacy." I am hoping this will also enrich my "friendships" by being more personal. I expect it will "dampen peoples interaction." That's where I will have to put effort in to keep up with everyone, and in turn, they may have to put a little more effort in as well.
    It's what I feel is best for me...
    I will feel extra privileged when I hear from you! ;)


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