January 12, 2012

i did it

I had an epiphany last night.

Laying in bed at 1:51 a.m. and unable to sleep (like usual), it hit me. hard.
I have to delete my facebook account! And my Twitter! And clear out half of my google reader (which keeps bringing back what I delete, every stinkin' time!) because, let's face it, I barely even READ what the post actually says anyway! And I'll unsubscribe from any emails I get, and immediately delete, or put off for weeks!

And so it is done. I got up from bed right then and there and did it. I actually deleted my facebook account! It's a big deal, folks.

I finally saw the whole picture. And I admitted to myself that I was failing myself as a mother, a friend and a wife. I spent far too much time looking at other people's children then my own son. I spent far too much time oogling the outfit she was wearing, or the craft someone did that made me jealous, or the house that was decorated so beautifully. It was eating me alive and yet I couldn't pull myself away.

Cold turkey is the way I had to go. And I have to admit, I already feel pretty good. It will be awesome having a full day of nothing but mommy business, dinner making, toddler chasing and becoming the best wife I can possibly be.

So here's to unplugging from my online life and plugging into my real one. And to making 2012 the best year yet.


TysonandMarthaGerber said...

wow that is pretty big decision. Way to go! When stuff takes over all the really important things - cutting it off is the way to go. I have never been a facebook person or twitter - blogging on occassion so my family could see is enough by me.

Auntie Jan said...

Good for you Lauren, now you will have time to post more pictures of Oaklen!!!! and more videos!!!XXOO

Jaime said...

Good for you sista! Now you need to go to bed before 2!
YOur awesome!