When I was a kid I went to girl scout camp and we learned a song that says Alice the camel has 5 humps... then eventually she gets down to no humps and apparently she is actually a horse because we then get to sing "ride, Alice, ride!"
If we're going to talk about my progress with media fasting, Alice probably only has 1 hump. I don't miss it folks. I don't miss Facebook. I don't miss Instagram. I don't miss Pinterest but I still reference my previous "pins" for sewing projects. I still crave my time-waster games but I don't really miss them. This is good, yes? Yes... except...
The other night I asked my husband if he noticed a difference in my presence at home - if I was just that, more present. He said .... not... really.
I think I have gotten so used to being in my own world of social media that I was essentially doing my own thing while coexisting with my family. Now that I took social media out, guess what?!?! I'm still doing my own thing, it's just not related to my iPhone. They play games, I go sew. They watch a TV show together, I go play in the gardens. They throw the football, I sit outside and read.
You mean to tell me this was just the first layer?
I'm afraid so.
I didn't solve all my problems by taking out social media?
I'm afraid not.
So, Alice still has 5 humps?
Maybe 4 1/2.
Awesome. (said in my best sarcastic tone)
This morning I made my son's lunch and was up and around while my family was getting ready for their day (this is hard for me because getting out of bed is a brutal act when my body hurts). This afternoon I hope to play a game with my son and then leave fun little notes around for my husband to find later.
One day at a time, one layer at a time. Progress is good!