Thursday, March 8, 2012

108*

this morning i deactivated my facebook account.  oh, it is wonderful!

friends emailed me inquiring the prompt behind my decision... and to this i can only say...

i am tired.

as many of us are...  just tired.

technology and (mis)communication overload.

i've known this to be true for quite sometime now, but have only recently found the courage to act on my needs.  i guess, i never wanted to slight anyone.

i didn't want to miss saying happy birthday (facebook is good at reminders, i'll give it that!)

... or maybe i would offend by not commenting on a friend's new baby...

silly??  yes, i know.

and....  in the process of people pleasing... i have slighted myself.

so...

i am pulling back.

almost every morning, since her first day of kindergarten, my daughter and i recite this Shel Silverstein poem...  i have only now taken his words into my heart and acted on them...

THE VOICE

There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
“I feel that this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.”
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you - just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.
-Shel Silverstein pg. 38 Falling Up