Friday, January 7, 2011

Scaling Down in 2011

Storm over Sheep Creek Valley

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. I’ve made many and failed miserably. I do, however, believe in change and whether that happens in the new year ahead or periodically within the year, I believe change is good as well as difficult at times.

For me, change is about letting go of something that isn’t working and putting more of my energy into something that may work, if I put in more time and energy (how about that for an epiphany).


I have a tendency to have too many sticks in the fire and then I simply dabble around and don’t feel like I ever really accomplish anything worthwhile. Like the song from Tommy goes…. fiddle about, fiddle about…. sometimes I just feel like I’m simply fiddling about.

So, I am letting go of Facebook, finally. No, I really mean it this time. Honest. I even sabotaged myself so I can’t simply “reactivate” my account like I did last time I decided to quit Facebook.


I deleted all my profile information (at least the parts Facebook would “let” me delete); I deleted all my pictures; I unfriended all of my friends (sorry); and deactivated my account for which I hope is for good.

So, for all my Facebook friends who follow my blog, I’m still here, I’m still around and hopefully I’ll find you here, where it feels like we can get to know each other a little better.


I watched a documentary on Facebook last night presented by CNBC. I had also watch a program earlier last year on 20 Minutes where they interviewed the “founder” of Facebook.

So to keep my comments rather subjective here on the blog, I simply decided that I wasn’t comfortable participating in that venue any longer.

And, my resolve is to spend more time on the blog and doing other things I love.

So, with that, I’m closing this post, because I have another one to follow.

Thanks! Vicki and the Bears


  1. Good for you, Vicki!!!
    I'm still on fb but don't participate or even check it anymore. I need to do as you and pull the plug completely.
    I enjoy blogging and getting to know other bloggers, where they live and what they do. After all, this is where I met you, my dear wonderful friend.
    Here's to 2011 and all the wonders it will bring. ♥

  2. Hi Laura.... Exactly! Glad you are taking time for you. Hopefully we'll share more adventures in the year to come. Love you!

  3. I admire your resolve Vicki, and look forward to following your blog, just like before x

  4. Oh, Lynda... I will miss your little tidbits, for sure. You make me laugh. And I am glad that we also met here on the blog and can continue on as you said. Hugs to you.

  5. My sentiments exactly! I have tried FB but it's not for me ... far too impersonal. I enjoy blogging and I enjoy the people I meet and learning about their countries. So now I look forward to many more posts from you .. I missed you.

    Pat xx

  6. I missed you, too Pat. Here's to a new year of many more blogs. Hugs to you.