...and I "de-activated" my Facebook account!! Stay tuned for more details. Basically, it came down to me spending way too much of my "free" time on that soul-sucking, status-updating void. I wanted to challenge myself and see what I could accomplish now that I have liberated myself from my Facebooking ways. I am also secretly experimenting to see who will make the effort to actually pick up a phone or write a letter to try and stay in touch with me. Facebook is such a cheating way to stay friends or socially connected to someone. Social media now is pretty much crucial for networking, friends, businesses, etc. I love to adapt and all, so I think this is going to be a temporary challenge. Like "Facebook Free February" or something. Who knows. I will probably have withdrawals starting tomorrow and need to re-activate my account to spy on people I don't really care about, talking about things I don't really care about. Probably not. I decided that when I do bring my profile back from the dead, I am trimming the fat and using it primarily for staying in touch with friends and family from afar. In the meantime, I am planning on studying and taking my national board exam, blogging, photography, and working on non-internet projects like building my music collection, quasi-spring cleaning, working out, getting my passport, and various other projects I probably would have done by now if I didn't waste so much time on Facebook! Maybe I will even start writing again! And NO I am not clicking on that little "share this on Facebook" button at the bottom of the blog post preview!