Do you have a favorite ice cream or candy you cannot trust yourself around? Like, you know you will eat the entire thing and loathe yourself for it later? That's how facebook was for me when it first came out. I was coo-coo.
I've finally found a happy balance. I don't look at it every day. Sometimes not even every week. But I do enjoy it.
I have a friend, Stacie, in my ward who I enjoy too. She kept posting things about her California vacation with some fun looking ladies. When I saw her in Sunday school I told her that I'd like her to take me on her next vacation and introduce me to her people. She laughed and said she had a good time and then she mentioned something that has happened to me before and it kind of bugs me. She said when she got together with all of her girlfriends, the conversation had to be worked on a little because each new topic that was brought up ended with someone saying, "Oh yeah, I already heard about that on facebook." Has that ever happened to you?
It got me to thinking. I think facebook is fun, especially to keep in touch with old friends you don't see on a regular basis. But I will say, I kind of miss old fashioned chatting. And I do HATE that when I'm trying to share some juicy news and everyone already heard it on facebook. Kill joy.
Well, on Monday I found out the sex of my baby. I have to admit, my facebook finger was kind of itchy to post it right away. But I'm not going to. Not for some self righteous lesson to teach the universe, but as a way of SEEING the smile on the faces or hearing the voices of those I tell. If you wanna know, ask me next time you see me:) I look forward to chatting.