"Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind... We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith." -- Margaret D. Nadauld

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


So here I am, the next morning after the "Big Deactivation."

Can I tell you how good it feels?

Sure, there is a twinge here and there as I think about my Facebook friends. How are they doing? How will I know if Thorny made her cross-country journey safely? (thankfully she commented on my last post, so I know she made it safely!!) My highschool friend's husband was diagnosed with lukemia last week. How will I know how his treatment is going? How will I keep up on the drama of the Scera where Red volunteers on a regular basis?

Newsflash to myself: There are other means of communication!! Facebook is NOT the only way to keep in touch with my friends. Maybe I can reintroduce myself to my email account, which I check only about once a week now. Maybe I can look at a phone and remember how it works!

Life moves on.

Update: As I went to bed last night, instead of thinking of short witty status updates, I started thinking about things I can write about here. I was smiling as I went to sleep.


Sarah Miller said...

I'm totally one of those people too! My dad teases me that I'm an addict and I just laugh and brush it off and deny it. But am I really? You are giving me lots to think about. Do I really my Facebook? I don't know, we'll see what happens. Thanks for the pep talk and confidence boost!

sarah joelle said...

i'm a facebook addict. i could never deactivate mine. which is a very sad statement, but one that i've lived with for the past three and a half years (yes, i've been on fbook for three and a half months. i was one of the originals, hahahah). good for you though. more power to you! hope to see you sometime soon!!

sarah joelle said...

and by 'months' i really mean 'years' haha

Yvonne said...

I've been seriously thinking about the same thing. There are definitely other ways to keep in touch.

Good for you.

gelly said...

Hats off to you Valerie! Blogging is way cooler than Facebook. Love what I've read on your blog so far. Reading it makes me feel like I'm home (in Florin). Keep it comin'!

p.s. Inigo is HILARIOUS!

Damommachef said...

Good for you! I have yet to get into facebook that much. I can see how you could get sucked in. It is cool to hear from friends, but at the same time, I'm not sure how meaningful a lot of that communication has been. I'm going to try blogging!