If only I had known what I was getting myself into...
It was also about Wednesday that I began to have serious Facebook withdrawals. And I mean serious withdrawals. I wanted to check up on my friends in cyber space, to see how my FB peeps were doing. For some reason I felt like I was missing out on everything that they were doing because I couldn't see it happening on Facebook.
But I survived the entire week, and I'm thankful for the experience. The biggest plus was the time it gave me. Instead of chatting on Facebook, I was able to hang out in the Student Center an extra minute or two and chat with friends in person. Instead of posting funny quips on Twitter, I expressed them to the nearest people I could find, often leading to instant friendships as we laughed about the ironies of life. Instead of just wishing my friends a quick "happy birthday" on Facebook, I was actually able to attend a friend's birthday party. Instead of always thinking about what my friends were doing on Facebook, I was able to think about what I was doing off Facebook.
Technology is not a bad thing. Facebook is a great way to connect with people. Cell phones are the backbone of modern communication. But taking a short break can really enable you to reevaluate your life and your priorities.
If there's anything in your life that's taking up a large portion of your time and attention, distracting you from the more important things in life, try taking a break for a bit. It's well worth it!