Last week, I stayed at a hotel for work and did not have internet. I couldn’t see the adorable pictures of Tahn that my dad sent me. I couldn’t check Facebook or Twitter. Even more, I couldn’t post on Facebook how overly irritated I was with the very expensive hotel I was staying in was completely inadequate because they didn’t offer free internet and I didn’t get bath towels either night I stayed there. I felt like I was going through withdrawals. I was miserable.
It wasn’t until Tuesday night (two whole days!) that I could finally check Facebook. And you know what? Nothing happened. Maybe one of my friends talked about a new movie coming out, but really, I missed nothing.
I thought about my amazing yoga teacher and how she had a social media cleanse at the end of 2010. I felt she was so brave, but I could never do it. But, after this week, I realized that I could do it, and actually I should do it. I spend so much free time on Facebook or Twitter and I could use that time doing so many better things! So, as of Sunday, April 10, I will take a social media cleanse for two weeks – then I will post about my experience.
So, for now, goodbye, my Facebook Friends and Twitter followers. I will miss you.