It’s been nearly a week and somehow I have managed to live without my beloved Facebook. I thought that without the distraction of Facebook I would get so much more done, but I didn’t. This has been an exceptionally difficult week for me on many levels and part of me wonders if being disconnected has contributed to how I have handled things in my life. Facebook is my guilty pleasure. I get to stay in touch with my friends despite my crazy schedule. It provides me with an avenue to stay up to date on all of the exciting things that are going on. We share laughs and tears, we complain to each other and and cheer each other on. On some level those seemingly insignificant connections allow us to feel special or important based on something as simple as a “like“. I think not having that outlet to vent and get feedback has made coping with the craziness of my life much more difficult this week.
I have tried to embrace Twitter and I don’t hate it as much as I did initially, but I do not get that same feeling of connectedness from Twitter that I do from Facebook. I’m sure that the reality that most of my friends don’t tweet plays into that, but I feel that Facebook is a much more personal forum for sharing. The limitations that Twitter places on you to be short and sweet with what you have to say makes me feel stiffled as well. Needless to say I will be counting down the minutes until Friday at 1:30 when I can return to Facebook and catch up on all of the exciting things I have missed in the last week.