Hello again everyone! It’s time for my Monday Musings, a chance to speak about whatever is on my mind!
As you may have noted, I haven’t been as active in posting to my blog or updating my website lately. There’s a lot going on in my life so I could think of many excuses. I feel that I must confess that the main reason I haven’t been active is because I was “addicted” to a Facebook game! For over a year now I have spent countless hours pursuing this game. There have been times when I sat down and began playing around and then look up and realize that I have let 3 hours pass! Shame on me!!!!!
This past Friday I took the step of breaking free! I used the same technique I used to quit smoking 13 years ago, I went cold turkey! I had just spent over two hours playing FarmVille and had laid down to go to sleep when I realized that I had to do something about this. So I got out of bed, logged in to Facebook, deleted the Farmville application, deleted every Farmville link in my bookmarks and posted that I was quitting and would soon start filtering out friends who were only there for Farmville!
Three days have passed and I am amazed at how much time I have on my hands! I’ve spent more time with my family, went out and participated in life with the real world, and even managed to post a blog or two!
I’m excited about what I can do with this new found free time. I’m ready to pick up my genealogy research and begin to touch base with my family once again. I have been happy to see posts from my family and my genealogy friends instead of all the FarmVille stuff. I didn’t realize I was missing so much!
I ask you to be patient with me. I want to begin to post more to my blog and to slowly begin to get my web site in shape once again. It won’t happen overnight! The good news is that I will actually have time to dedicate to that now.
I’m sure there are other things I can do to free up time but I believe that I have finally kicked the habit of the biggest time-stealer in my life!
Thanks for bearing with me while I confess my shortcomings. I look forward to interacting with you all again and to once again doing what I really enjoy, blogging about my genealogy research.
Have a wonderful week,