Life, Leaving Social Media, NaNo, and the Closing of the Year

MusicalPanties-Stock0000216Life decided that it needed my full attention the last little while, and I finally bit the bullet and closed my facebook account.  Leaving FB for good is a little like your New Year’s resolution shouted to the heavens as the party counts down to midnight.  After six and a half years, I know it won’t be easy to stay away.  My short term goal is to make it until January.

Even if I go back then to check in, I feel like I should have enough distance to not have it become a huge part of my life anymore.  Which is the ultimate goal. I can still be reached on Google+ and on Instagram.  They don’t have enough of a draw to become the time sink that FB was.

In the snippets of time that FB used to fill, I have begun learning French.  I have plans to participate in NaNoWriMo this year after a 4 year hiatus, and I am enrolling in the local university.  It’s a pretty awesome feeling to spend my free time doing something useful … useful, AND not laundry!

I am still knitting, and I have a draft of a custom shawl pattern in the works.  I am pretty excited about that.

It is a bit weird to go back to writing after so long away, I haven’t fully embraced my inner story teller in a long while. I have recently dug out my character creation sheets, and hope to spend some time in October fleshing out my story beyond a vague idea.

Wish me luck!  And if any of you out there are into the insanity that is NaNoWriMo, my user name is phae_talon.

5 thoughts on “Life, Leaving Social Media, NaNo, and the Closing of the Year”

  1. I love you and miss you! I’m less on FB, but that isn’t saying anything. But I’m trying to cut it more. 🙂 I love that you are learning French! And doing NaNo!

    1. I miss you and everyone else too. That’s the hardest part. I am hoping to keep in touch in other ways. The blog, IG, text messages, emails, maybe convince a few folks to follow me into NaNoNeverland 😉

      I’ve wanted to learn another language for so long. The app I am using is called duolingo. They have a beta or Irish on their website, so I have been playing with that a bit too.

      I guess the older I get the more I realize that there is no point in waiting for someday. The U of C even has a childcare facility, so I have no excuses for not going for it right now.

      1. Ah, a number of us who are doing the Curanderismo: Traditional Medicine class through Coursera are using Duolingo for Spanish. Though the others are far better disciplined at the doing the lessons than I am. email: pj-a at comcast dot net. I am not on IG, and I use Google for many things, but not social media stuff. But as I am subscribed to this blog I will “see” you.

        Are you pursuing writing at the Uni?

        1. Maybe eventually. I’m looking at a BA in English. I’ll only be taking a couple courses at a time, so there is a lot to try our the first few years.

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