Lent : The Final Week
I figure this will be my final post of this amazing Lent series I'm sure everyone is talking about. Well...here we are. One week left of no beer, and no social media. What will I do to integrate myself back into the real world? I'm sure it will be a tough transition working my way back to reality, but it must be done.
Honestly, with social media, I don't miss it. I've realized more than anything I used it all as a time waster. Especially Facebook. I can't think of the last time I posted something onto Facebook that wasn't just a picture from Instagram. All I used that for was to scroll through and see what other people are doing while I'm sitting around scrolling through Facebook. Instagram was no different. Other than my occasional picture with what I find to be a clever caption, it's just a way for me to see what other people are doing and feel bad for myself because I'm not doing anything interesting. Don't get me wrong, I didn't do anything more interesting not being on Instagram, but it was nice not to see what everyone else was doing. "Oh don't fall for the comparison trap! Blah blah blah." Shut up. There's no way to scroll through all of that and not compare yourself to at least one thing. And if you're me, that one thing likes to stick with you for the whole day or at least until the next picture. Now, how will I go back once Lent is over? I plan on getting back on Instagram but drastically changing how I use it and maybe even some kind of time limit...you know like a parent gives a child...woof. Facebook, I will use strictly for my work's group page to stay up to date with things there. If that wasn't the case, I may as well deactivate it.
Now for the good stuff...beer. This one is pretty simple. Of course I'm going to drink beer again, don't be silly. But one thing I did notice in this time is how much I was spending on beer. I would usually buy one six pack a week. Sometimes more depending on the week. Usually around $8-$10. That means, at the end of this forty days, I would have spent at least $60 on beer. Not that that's going to break the bank or anything, but just seeing that made me want to take it down a notch. Simply because I'm incredibly cheap. Also that's not even including going out to get a beer, don't even get me started. No really don't, I don't want to know that one. So what's the answer to this one? Cheaper beer? Don't be silly. Less beer? I guess. But I love beer, and I don't see that changing anytime soon. I've got a six pack of Austin Beerworks waiting for me in the fridge that will surely be gone come Sunday afternoon.
As I said in my last post, I've got a lot of work to do. Spiritually I've slacked big time. I feel good about cutting things out, but that's where it stopped for me. I don't have a plan or anything. I guess I should have thrown something together for this post to seem like I have something I'm actually doing to better myself (please refer to my previous post "The Art of Laziness). Instead all I can say is, we'll see what happens next year.