I really haven’t been counting the days, but I’m assuming that it has been three days since I left facebook. This means that I only have eleven days to change my mind about leaving facebook permanently. Even though I haven’t used facebook for more than three days, I feel like I’m still there. Every day at least once, I would enter www., and then the letter f so that I could get linked directly to facebook. However, it takes a second for me to realize that going there would do me no good. Somehow, I feel like I have lost connection with all my friends in real life, even though I still have texting and skype.
Every single day, I think about what is happening on facebook and what I am missing. To make things worse, my friends keep reminding me how great facebook is and how much I’m missing out by leaving. People have even called me “stupid” for leaving facebook. They ask why I left, and I really don’t have a good answer. I tried to convince them to use alternative methods of contacting me, like email, text, and skype. However, apparently none of my friends would like to use those options of cyber communication. It seems that so far, leaving facebook has been completely negative. But there also were some positive things that came along with being gone.
Ever since I left, I have found more time to do stuff that I think is very beneficial for me. I was able to spend more time at the gym, which I really enjoyed. I was able to watch movies and read, but in addition to that I was actually able to concentrate more on the movie I was watching instead of having half of my attention on facebook, where nothing was going on anyways. Also, for the first time, I was able to spend more than two hours practicing piano for a major competition that is coming up, and I some very hard work into those hours, and I could only suspect that this was because I didn’t have to concentrate on chatting with friends on the social network.
So after nearly half a week of being deprived of facebook, I feel extremely torn whether I still want to keep going with my little challenge or if being gone from facebook is too much for me to handle. Yes, I still think about facebook all the time and I feel horrible that I’m not there all the time like I used to be, but there is still very good reason for me to remain missing from facebook. I still have eleven days to decide, but I can tell already that it’s going to be a very tough decision.