If it isn’t posted on Facebook, did it really happen?


I hardly remember how life existed before Facebook. How did I survive the hilarious moments of the day or stressful World Series games without my funny friends laughing alongside me?! I love my little online community…but sometimes I love it a little too much. I need a break from the world of the internet.

Plus, I’m kind of curious to see what will happen if I stay off of Facebook for awhile. If I stop posting, will the world stop spinning? Will life go on?!

If I don’t take and post a photo a day, then did that day even exist, or will I get lost in some sort of Matrix of suspended life? WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN?!


I’m taking a week off of blogging and Facebook. I am a weak creature indeed, so I’ve deleted the Facebook app off of my phone, and I am turning off all notification so that I can stand firm on my resolve to stay away. I will still be checking email, working on my book and doing some editing work, but the vast majority of my days will be spent looking up and around instead of down at my screen. I’ll let you know next week if life truly does exist outside of the internet. 

In the meantime, if you didn’t have a chance to read my 31 Day series on becoming an author, I’d love for you to check it out. I loved writing this series. It was stimulating and exciting, and it reminded why I love this business of writing so very much.

So, friends – I’m off to take a walk, and I will leave my phone behind. What?! Walking without my phone?! What is that all about?!

I’ll see you all in a week! Wish me luck. *wink*


  1. After the initial withdrawals, I am thinking you won’t miss it much! 🙂 ENJOY!

  2. tiffanynevil says

    Whoa. I’m really excited to see how this goes for you. And I’m thinking that I might join you very soon. I’ve tried to pull back a little from FB and it is a habit that is hard to break! I’d have to take the app off my phone too! I pray that you are deeply refreshed in this time!

  3. you might LOVE it!!! The other day I had to log onto John’s seldom used account to see the hours of a flea market I was going to, and I got sucked in….and then I threw up in my mouth a little!

  4. I deleted my FB account almost two years ago and after the first few weeks of withdrawal, have only looked back in gratitude for the freedom. Praying you cherish every moment of the freedom this break brings you. You wanna know one of the unexpected perks for me? My friends call me with updates they see and think I might need to know. I hear more personally from people with news bc they know I haven’t seen their posts on FB. So, while I’m never ever the first to know ANYTHING anymore (any news is ancient by the time it hits my radar!), I’ve learned that that’s o.k. too.

    Your 30-day series was excellent, and there are several posts I am going to refer back to again and again. You’ve earned this break!! Enjoy it!