Friday, April 01, 2011
30 Day Challenge: This is No April Fool's.
I know it's April Fool's Day, but what I'm about to tell you is no joke. I can't believe how ironic it is that I'm starting this on April Fool's Day. But it had to happen eventually. Since today is the first...it just worked out.
I'm giving up Facebook and Twitter for one month.
Yep, that's right. Me, the self-proclaimed Princess of Social Media. The girl who is constantly uploading pics, Twittering my random 140-character thoughts and commenting like a pro.
I will be returning to Facebook and Twitter on May 1.
As my mother put it, it's a "re-evaluation."
Let's get real. This past month for me can only be described in one word: hell. I'm overworked with my job, school and newspaper. I've had too many nights of 3 to 4 hours of sleep, so many tests I've failed, so many people I've lost contact with; so much passion is simply drained from me. I don't feel the zest for life lately. I feel routine. I feel overwhelmed. I feel like I'm trapped in this zombie-like mold.
So, here comes the "re-evaluation."
I'm quitting Facebook and Twitter cold turkey. I'm currently trying to figure out how to delete the apps from my phone, maybe even turn off the internet. I want to do this to see if I feel a little less overwhelmed. No offense, but I don't need to know everything about you guys and you don't need to know everything about me either.
I'll still be blogging, but not as frequently. I just can't go without my blog or writing. But until this summer, it's just not realistic for me to be getting posts up everyday, as much as I'd like to. But I care about my followers, and I will still be here. That being said, my Facebook and Twitter will still be automatically updating from my blog every time I publish a new post. But other than that, it's like I don't even exist in the social media world.
I've got a month and a half left of this semester; after that it's summer classes and working. In August it's a matter of two weeks between community college graduation and university transferring. I'll take all the peace of mind I can get.
Wish me luck! I hope I don't crack and I hope I can take something away from this. I'd really like to see what I can accomplish and what I can experience without social media weighing me down. I feel like it's a step backwards in this pro-technology phase, but maybe it will turn out to be what I need.
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