So I gave up social media for Lent, and I have to say…it was hard. But it was also life changing. That sounds crazy to say, but it was. I won’t be the same after this 40+ days without the endless stream of information we’ve come to think we need. I learned a lot. I learned the things we all do when we unplug from the noise and see what’s really important. I realized who and what is most important to me. But I also had a few revelations that surprised me. One was that social media has really great, redeeming qualities. There are friends and family I love who don’t live nearby and our schedules rarely allow us to connect face-to-face. I missed those people deeply. I missed seeing their kids do silly things and all the other stuff we post day-to-day that allows us to have a window into each other’s lives. And I missed sharing those things. And CLEARLY, you missed me. Right? (Smile and nod.)
I know that for over a month you have been sitting sadly in front of your screen wishing you knew what I was doing that day. I know you couldn’t sleep wondering what crazy thing Brynna said or I did in response to something crazy Brynna said.
Alas! Take heart, dear ones. I took notes!