So earlier today I announced a summer vacation from Facebook. I am planning on taking about 100 days off until Labor Day and then I plan on implementing new habits to stay social media slim. Here is a disquieting truth I had to face. I LOVE social media. I love debating people I don’t even know, I love posting, I love the endorphins from getting likes and shares, I even like it when haters come around. I love being in touch with so many friends past and present and I love how it is a chronicle of my life. But, alas, I sometimes like it too much. Quite frankly I just spent too much time using Facebook. So just like eating too much pizza or ice cream I needed a diet.
So now is the time. But what am i going to do with all of my newly found time and energy? I got some ideas. Here is my summer vacation bucket list.
- I want to get better at cooking. I think my daughter Caroline and I are going to start doing a lot more real cooking in the kitchen. Fresh food and taking our time. I am going to start on the New York Times cooking site and just start making things happen. https://cooking.nytimes.com/topics/what-to-cook-this-week?mcubz=1
- Write more. I want to write more for my profession but also get around to some personal projects. Like getting a lot of distance on my Preston Top 1,000 Album Reviews. I hope to spend at least one hour per day getting better at writing.
- Get back to my crossword puzzles. I loved doing them, they are fun. I should do them more. Period.
- Become a coupon person. I love saving money so I am going to dig deep into the Penny Hoarder website, clip my coupons, and check the sales and see if I can readjust our budget.
- Get back to spinning class. I love spinning class and I stopped going. I need to get back to it. I find it so much fun! And it might get me back in shape.
There are other things I want to do but these are the big ticket items. So, I know there are lots of doubters out there but this is pretty important to me. I hope I can stick to it. If I am successful I think there can be some real benefits and maybe I can learn to go back to Facebook without spending too much time. We will see. I am excited to see what is possible.