So today, I realized that nearly a month has passed since I deactivated my Facebook account.
...And I can honestly say that it almost feels as if I never even started using Facebook in the first place.
It seems that the website only made social networking and socializing in general so much more complicated! Even though Fb made it easier for me to stay in contact with friends who are living abroad and friends who I don't see day to day, I overall felt some sort of pressure to stay in contact with acquaintances.
Also, I just spent too much time on the computer instead of time with family at home.
So I feel like I wouldn't be surprised if I never ended up going back to using Facebook! :)
Since I deactivated it, I've had more time to draw, paint, and just doodle in my sketchbook...Plus I've had a few more conversations with my parents and brother than I did before.. ;)
...Plus I feel more assured that I can hang out with my friends and spend great time with them without having to use Facebook as some sort of catalyst to keep our friendships strong.
So on the verge of week 4 (and counting more weeks) without Facebook, I strongly recommend that you take a short (or long...) break from the website; you will get more out of that than you can imagine. ;)
Here it goes...