I find it very possible that I will join the bandwagon of no social media.
I know there are many different definitions of social media, however, mine- is one where you socially interact with others whom you know and do not know. Basically, Facebook. I have not been a part of Instagram or Snapchat for quite some time now.
This wont be hard.
I find myself when with ‘nothing to do’ reaching for my phone. I have already deleted the Facebook app, but to my fingertips the Google Chrome browser always has Facebook as a home page.
I can’t get away.
I find myself when feeding my son, reaching for my phone because it is so much more interesting looking at strange politics and relatives posts than looking at my dear son.
I began reading to my son, and I read quite often that my preemie 6 month old reaches for the books. He touches the pages, intrigued. He loves it. I do not want him growing up looking at me looking at my phone and feeling like he has to compete.
Like, he does not get enough attention. The special kind he needs.
What ever happened to simple silence. Going outside and gardening and looking at the clouds? Technology has advanced so much in the time it takes me to sneeze, and I cannot catch up.
I want to enjoy the moment. Every moment. My husbands presence, my son’s presence. I want them to remember me as someone who cares, someone who made eye contact, someone who loved them enough to put down my phone.
I suppose you must look at the ‘reasons’ why you are on social media. For me? It’s because I am simply bored or ‘have nothing better to do’.
I could be studying for my classes, I could be conversing with my neighbor. It all comes down to the why you do what you do.
Instead of social media, I will socialize with those around me. I will study for my classes and earn an honorable degree. I will invest time in my sons education as well, early on. I will invest in my community. I will visit nursing homes. I will visit schools. I will learn to play piano. I will learn how to crochet. I will write because it’s a fire inside me to express myself accordingly. I will date my husband and be the best mother to my son.
I think it’s safe to say, I’m putting down my phone.