I am entering the home stretch!! Technically my fast could be over. I have gone 40 days without Facebook!! I will continue on through the fast until after Easter. It has been a super long, and surprisingly short ride!! I wonder what Ruth said to me today on Facebook... She did not know about the extra few days!! As you may have read, I counted and realized that from Ash Wednesday-Easter Sunday is really 46 days, not 40. Since I am not Catholic, I didn't realize that they add in extra days because they allow themselves to indulge on Sundays. I chose not to indulge, and to just add in the extra six days. My friend Ruth, was going to count down the days on my Facebook Wall.. So I wonder what she said today, being that today is technically day 41. Anyway, back to the home stretch!! I am almost done with my fast. I have to say, while I never really missed it, I have missed the people that I have been keeping touch with through the addictive social networking site! For those who don't know me, I have recently moved from the only state I had ever lived in, to the state next door! This was all about a week and a half before I decided to give up Facebook for Lent! It has been hard to not check in on pictures, status' etc. I had three friends who had a baby during this fast, and I have missed seeing their beautiful pictures. I also had a few friends who's babies had a birthday while I was gone. One friend who was married, all of these, I feel that I missed out on! That statement alone makes me sad.. When did looking at pictures on Facebook become our way of feeling present?
On the other hand though, I have not really felt like I have been lacking anything from my life, other than pictures. Even freeing up the time I spent on Facebook, and only working part time, I still feel that there are not enough hours in the day. I guess it doesn't matter how much time you have, it's never enough.
The next time I post, it will probably be a summary of my Journey! :D
Until next time..