I took a social media vacation a few weeks back, and I have to say, it ended up being a good thing. I felt better, calmer and more at ease within a few days. I’m back now, I’m allowed to play once more, but I find I’m mostly staying away. The break allowed me to see social media and the person I am on it more clearly.
I’m not a fan.
The extra time not scrolling afforded me was lovely. It nullified most of my excuses for not working on my compilation book or ensuite renovation.
The latter is coming along, albeit slowly. I’m almost ready to start new construction. Getting the room repaired so building can begin takes time. I don’t want to rush things: I don’t want mould to regrow because I was impatient.
The former, my compilation book, is done. I’ve tweaked things so many times; even Word is begging me to stop. At this point, I’m only making things worse. Barring my last bit of research, I’m good to go.
One thing the editing process has shown me is that perfection is a pipedream. Still, one must try. Luckily, my creative writing well is a tad dry. I now have time to extend the editing run to the posts I haven’t revisited recently.
What to choose? How to pick? I decided on anniversaries. I didn’t know I’d be revisiting death and dying.
It was nice to think about Robert again (Encounters with Death, From Famine to Feast, March 10, 2020).
Do you like to revisit your past creative efforts or do you like to let them lie, let them live unaltered?
Have you taken a social media vacation? Did you like it? Did your social media habits change permanently?