You know when your mind feels overcrowded, distracted, and preoccupied? Constantly electrified with technology and communication? It goes on and on and you deal, meddling in the bits and pieces that take you to so many places until you reach the summit of the feverish noise and the swell. I broke through the top of the mountain sometime yesterday afternoon, reaching up with both hands outstretched, mouth agape and ready for fresh air, gazing at the blue sky with its lazy clouds while all around down below, the hustle and bustle seamless black moving parts of every day.
I decided to disconnect from the giant grasping hand of Facebook. It was more of a slipping away really – no fanfare, no coy update or attention-seeking. I simply…vanished.
I had deactivated my life from Big Blue last year but got sucked back in after only 24 hours. So far, this time I’m doing very well indeed and patting myself on the back, enjoying the freedom, the looseness, the relinquishing of the hold. I am free and cool – as in temperature cool – an odd sensation attached to an arms-wide grin.
I am enjoying my life in the present. The extra internal dialog that usually runs alongside, like a friendly dog is fairly quiet. I don’t need to tell everyone that I figured out how to drive a forklift this morning, all by my ownsome and that I really have a knack for spatial awareness and driving things. The posse of my friends does not need to know that I had a good run today and stopped to take a great picture of the misty morning with its foggy bottom and pink hues.
I love it. My husband would twerk an eyebrow at the very admission because I am usually a constant Facebook checker, check-in-er and updater.
I don’t know how long I’ll be disconnecting but quite likely, for some time. From Facebook that is. For without the mind redirected, I am resolute in cultivating other talents.