Journal Entry – 064

To give you some context before you start reading this entry, my previous journal entry ended with me creating a new Facebook account. This whole journal entry covers the day after creating that new account.

Got sucked into browsing Facebook while getting ready for work in the morning. It was my fault for not being careful. I know that this is one of the dangers of creating a new Facebook account. I just need to be more careful.

On a positive note, I have discovered that a close friend of mine is also playing Ace Combat 7. I never would have known that had I not browsed his Facebook profile. He's never mentioned it in our group chat. I think this goes to show that keeping up with friends through group chats is never going to be enough.

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One downside I've already noticed with this new Facebook account, is that my mind was already distracted as soon as I woke up. I kept wondering about Facebook, Facebook, Facebook. Did my friend accept my friend request? Did someone comment on my post? Are people now visiting my personal website via links I shared on Facebook?

I hope that this flurry of activity — my mind's activity that is — I hope that this is all temporary. I hope that my brain goes back to normal after I'm done adding people to my friends list. I hope that I'll no longer be distracted in my day to day activities. We'll see what happens.

I decided to reply to a comment on Facebook during my lunch break. Well, lunch break is over but my mind is still distracted. I am getting the urge to check Facebook on my phone. If this gets worse, I'll have to block the Facebook website on my phone. It was a mistake to open it on my phone in the first place. From now on, I'll do my best to only check Facebook on a laptop or PC.

Coney just relayed to me something that Davin told her: “Mom, I'm so excited for Caleb.”

I hope the two of them get along really well.

There's that urge again, to check Facebook. Once my brain gets tired, or gets bored, it says, “Hey, let's check Facebook.” Obviously this is a problem. I'll have to train my brain to resist these urges.

I just realized that my (this) online journal's Archive page, list numerous posts that go all the way back to April 2019. That is how productive I've been since not having a Facebook account. Back then, I would have spent my time browsing Facebook, sharing links to articles, videos and music here and there. This online journal though shows that I'm capable of so much more. It's amazing what I could do when I was no longer distracted by my phone and social media. Now I wonder how this is going to change, given that I have a new Facebook account.

My cousin dropped off diapers and a diaper cake for Baby Caleb. We are grateful!

Dad wanted to go out and eat at a buffet. So, we went to have a family dinner at a Chinese buffet. It was raining hard, so there were only a few people in there. The food was okay.

The entry above was written months ago. Man, I can't even remember the last time we were able to go out and eat as a family. The vaccine for this pandemic can't come soon enough.

Watched the 2nd to the last episode of The Last Ship. Good episode, except for the part were they click here for spoiler...

Got comments from my friends on my Why I Created a New Facebook Account post. So, as far as getting more interaction from my friends goes, I would call that progress.

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