Day 61 – bye bye facebook

This is kind of a cheat day. I might have quite a lot of cheat days in the next month, but I have a good reason. That reason is that I’ve been asked by the wonderful theatre I work for to write a piece for a local school. Yay exciting. But also agh scary and quick. So all of my writing time (and most of my other time) needs to be taken up with that. And while I fully plan to use this space to play around with some ideas or drafts, I don’t want to totally merge the two projects. I want this to stay much more personal. So it might end up more bloggy for a little while, and I hope that’s okay.


I’ve also decided to come off facebook for a while. These posts are set to automatically link from the wordpress, and I plan on keeping in that way, but I won’t be logging on to edit or anything like that.


I like to take a break from facebook every now and then.It’s so good for my mental health,it stops me obsessing and comparing and generally takes me out of my brain. I’ve been looking for the right time to do it for a while, and this feels like it. I avoided it all day yesterday because of the election, and found that I really really didn’t want to go back on. The “yeah but it’s a necessary evil” argument I’ve been using for the past 8 months suddenly wasn’t very convincing. I don’t need it for work right now. All the people I want to talk to or spend time with have other ways of communicating with me (and let’s face it, I’m almost always in one of four places. I’m not exactly hard to find if you want me). If I can minimize potential areas of procrastination while I’m writing this play then that would be helpful.


I didn’t want to make a big deal of it, or publically offer a different way of keeping in touch. But I also feel like I need to let people know so they don’t think I’m being rude. And this is quite a quick way of doing that. That no one will look at. So it has the double advantage of assuaging my guilt and not feeling too cringe (even if it still feels a bit cringe). It offers some sort of explanation. I really need to be better at remembering that someone’s online persona is not an accurate reflection of who or how they are – and I include myself in that.


I’m pretty sure I’ll be back on before the end of the 100 days. But maybe only for a short amount of time. Who knows. For now though, I’m really looking forward to not having to deal with this website.

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