This post probably should have gone up yesterday…you know BEFORE Lent season started, but hey, I AM a procrastinator, sooooooooooooo….
Anywho, this season for Lent I decided to add on to my usual struggle of fasting from 6am-6pm to also fasting from social media. While Facebook isn’t going to be hard for me to abstain from, because in all honesty, I perhaps check every once in a full moon…and since I’ll be going through 2 of those, I actually don’t see a problem with that. The hardest will definitely be Le Touiteur (faux-franch fa’ twitter). I probably could have just NOT updated my own status for Lent, but that actually doesn’t seem like that big of an issue. I realized that I needed a bigger issue and a harder struggle which would be to actually NOT read the updates of the people I follow. I absolutely ADORE the people on my timeline! And I’m going to miss every single one of their updates for the next 40-odd days :-(. From the political rants, to the gender showdowns, the music snobbery, the slaying of personal & subjective opinions, the daily Black Twitter Summer Jams (thanks Brokey!), the NEWS. I’m going to miss every single bit of it.
I’ve gone in and done the dirty work of removing every twitter app from every electronic device I own…but that was the easy part. The hard part is going to be forcing myself from typing those now dreaded letters into my browser’s address bar. I am going to trust myself and not block the site…*I’m trusting myself, I’m trusting myself, I’m trusting myself*.
One last thought…how much is my work day going to SUCK :-(
LENT. STRUGGLE. IS. REAL.