i'm not big into making goals when it comes to the new year.
i used to pick "a word" for the year, but i don't particularly like doing that anymore either.
resolutions always fail a few weeks into the year, so forget about those.
instead, i thought about how i could try to make every aspect of my life better...and for me, that was to be more intentional.
more intentional in my marriage...parenting...eating choices...my actions...words i say...ways i treat my friends...the list could go on and on.
so, the first thing i needed to do to be more intentional in my life?
delete my personal facebook page.
(i will still have our blog facebook page)
this was something i've been thinking about doing for a long time. i've spent way to many hours of my life reading about people that i hardly know and what they are cooking for dinner, where they are shopping and what they are buying at starbucks.
we are more connected to everyone in our life these days, but yet, i've never felt so disconnected.
rather than picking up the phone to call a friend, i would just check in on facebook.
that is not being intentional.
i want to hear friends voices...i want to see them in person...i want to mail a real letter or card.
and how many things in my real life did i miss because i was burying my face in my phone/iPad/computer, checking on other people and their lives?
so, after much thought...and lots of going back and forth...deleting facebook just became the right option for me.
so, this week is my last week---i'm transitioning to just my blog facebook page. i realize the importance of facebook when it comes to social networking, and i've been trying to be a better communicator when it comes to you all, the readers, thus the reason for having a blog facebook page. i can communicate right there with you.
i learned from this girl how to run just a page and not have to deal with your personal page, so i'm on it.
sidenote: please know that i respect you if you have a facebook page...i'm not judging. i will still have our facebook page for our blog, and i understand the importance of having a page for some---some people have family in other countries, etc. and it's their only communication. in fact that is one of the reasons why i hadn't deleted my account yet. my sister has been in europe, studying abroad and it was our only form of communication for the past few months. so i get it.
no judgement here. promise!
let's end on a happy note, shall we?
cute picture of hadley bean, commence.