Sunday, March 7, 2010

Restoring Peace and Sanity to My Life


In an effort to cut down on the stress in my life, I ended my relationship with Facebook. I just sort of skipped “Facebook Town” without even an apology or an explanation. I left flat all my 30+ friends and just disappeared. I felt slightly bad for an instant. But here’s the jist of it…. I just don’t have time.

What happens is, I dabble a bit here, I dabble a bit there, I try to get a footprint in some other area… and I never really arrive anywhere at all. I just sort of appear and disappear and stress out and frankly, I would just rather make bears and change my house around.

So, I decided to end my account with Facebook as I ended my account with My Space a few months ago.

Another part of the reason, is that I just don’t want to sort of kind of belong somewhere. And I felt like I sorta kinda belonged on Facebook but I never really got it. And it seemed like it was getting out of hand. It’s like, if I am going to be your friend on Facebook, or anywhere else, for that matter… I want to really be your friend. I want to look at your pictures and get to know you. I found that I just didn’t have time to do that to my satisfaction in that arena.

I want to keep up on my blog and my website and my Etsy store. I have found lovely friends here on the blog and trust me…. I won’t just disappear from here without an announcement. I feel committed to my blog, even if I can’t post as often as I would like.

The internet is an amazing phenomenon. And it is so packed full of “things to do” places to meet people and it goes on and on….. it can be very stressful. And at this stage of the game in my life, I want as little stress as is absolutely possible.

So, to those of you who read my blog and whom I have abandoned on Facebook, do not dismay. I am here, alive, well, happy, and a little less stressed, with hopefully more time to read “your”  blog posts and keep up with you here. Thanks for stopping by.

Love and hugs, Vicki and the Bears


  1. Kudos, Vicki. Good for you!!!
    I so totally understand. I'm real close to doing the same thing, and for all the same reasons. It's shallow and I refuse to play Farmville, Petville and the like.
    Just please don't leave blogville. I would really really miss you!
    Hugs & Love,
    Laura ♥

  2. I understand what you are saying Vicki! :o) I must spend hours on the computer each day! 'Blogging without Obligation' remember!

  3. Oh Vicki, at last! Someone who understands! I have never been able to "get" the Facebook world. I also dabbled for a very short while and was tempted to do the Twitter thing, etc, etc, but Blogland I love and I love the people I communicate with. I don't have many blog friends but the few I have, are beautiful, beautiful people and I would really love to meet them and their bears. So here's to the friends in spirit.

    Pat xx

  4. It's true, it's true... I must admit I Twittered for 15 minutes; but I just didn't think I was that interesting so I closed my account in Twitter-ville.. LOL. Thanks to you all.. we are what we are and that's what makes the world go round.

  5. Hi Vicki, I have sent you a Sunshine Award, please visit my blog to learn more.

    Lots of love
    Pat xx