Tequila/Monk

Unplugging

May 18, 2013

After a long, hard battle to get my project finished, the goal line is now within sight. As a result of this, I’ve decided to unplug from the internet for a while, especially with Facebook.

I have nothing against Facebook or my friends there; in fact, they’ve helped to keep me sane while working on this project from home for so long. But with the end of the project, I feel like I need to move on socially.

I’ve moved around a lot the last seven years, and as a result of that and working from home, I don’t know too many people in my current area. So I want to unplug from Facebook, forget the old friends, pretend like I’m in a witness protection program, and start over.

The problem with Facebook and my situation is that I find myself thinking about these friends too much. While there’s nothing wrong with wishing them well, I don’t ever see any of them, and I feel like I’m living in the past by staying in touch with them. Someone will write something and I'll think about our time together, and then I think, "Damn, I'm living in the past again!"

Hopefully after I take a vacation I’ll go back to working with other people, and also get back to practicing yoga. (More on the yoga part when I have more time.)

But for now, the next pot of coffee is ready, and I have to go back to work.

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