Running to the devil
No, I'm not talking about a classic Hootie and the Blowfish tune. I'm talking about Facebook.
I've put this off for a while. I knew it was coming, and I didn't want to face it. I wanted to hope -- indeed, I did hope -- that it would not come to this, that somehow I might escape what seemed inevitable. For years I never gravitated to social media. It just never attracted me. There's probably multiple reasons for that, but the biggest reason is probably that the whole virtual reality deal just seemed fake to me. I still remember a few years back when I reached a point in my life where I hungered after real and declared that I wanted real in my life. Social media just seems so fake, the opposite of the real I hungered after then and still do today. And so I turned my back on social media, which had no place in my life.
And now that is changing.
Why?, you might ask. The question is more than fair. I've staunchly opposed my own participation in social media for years. I wanted real. And in that search for real, I entered a self-improvement kick that transformed into creating my best life. And then I started wanting to help others create their best life. And that's where it stopped.
You see, I reached a point where I could not progress further towards accomplishing my goals without other people. And sadly, those people are where just about everybody is these days. Yep, you guessed it --- social media, and specifically Facebook.
It's been about three years, I think, since I last logged into Facebook. Clearly I'm not dependent on social media to enjoy my life. I'm not sure how often I'll post or what I'll post. I am sure that I still won't put Facebook on my phone. I'll probably check in no more than once a day, if that. But I need to be where the people are, and unfortunately, it's inside this fake space of social media.
That said, I've reached a point in my life where I'm more determined than in past times to chase after my dreams and find ways to make them happen. I'm more willing to commit myself to whatever it takes to make those dreams real. Again, I'm not sure on all the details of what my relationship with Facebook will be going forward. But I do know I'm going to do what I need to do to achieve my goals and make my dreams reality.
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