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How fast the days are going by!!!! I have hardly been on the laptop since I opted out of Facebook. Before it was a "must-do-first-thing-in-the-morning" so I could have my coffee and browse through all the notifications and go through the timeline. It's almost six months since I left and it has turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I have accomplished much more than I expected to and was out of the house less grudgingly.
Before, leaving my online friends at home made me worry that I was neglecting them. So silly of me to think that I should live more in the virtual world than in the real. I look back and analyse this behaviour and see that it was related to my retirement. The freedom to do whatever and whenever got the better of me and I found myself enjoying the virtual life. It was fun while it lasted but now I am living in the real world. It could be likened to taking a long vacation but now it's over and I'm back on terra firma.
Now, I have had more time to think about me and how I spend my days. I don't have to worry about responding to comments or seeing how people inadvertently show their true selves. While it did take a while for me to get over some of the online toxic stuff, there is always enough goodness to replace those things.