No, not lint licker. :P
As some of y'all know, even as a generic (lazy, non-denominational) Christian, I like to do Lent Catholic-style. It's fun for me, and a good reminder of what and how I'm supposed to be worshipping.
Last year, I gave up chocolate. I LOVE CHOCOLATE. I have chocolate every single day, somehow. I love it so much. I could eat chocolate for every single meal. However, I made the commitment to give it up last year, and I did. There are a few people that don't believe that I did, but that's cool. God knows, and I know. I didn't eat any on Sundays. I didn't sneak anything. I didn't even lick my fingers when I was making my absolute favorite chocolate chip and peanut butter cup cookies for my friend's bachelor party. Nothing. Nada.
This year, I'm giving up the internet. I will be checking in, going through e-mail, blogging, begging for money for the March of Dimes, etc., on Sundays, but Sundays only, and I'm thinking about imposing a time limit for those days. I have a serious addiction to the internet, and it really has to stop. I spend HOURS zombied out in front of a computer, usually checking the same websites repeatedly. I won't go into any further detail of how pathetic I am, but it's really bad.
Now, losing hits on my blog is going to be a MASSIVE ego killer. I love going to statcounter and seeing that I've gotten over 200 hits that day. I love my comments. I love seeing who has linked to me. I love it all. I love blogging, period, and that's going to be the hardest thing to give up. And I just KNOW my blog will jump the shark and I'll have to bust my patootie to get it back up to speed. I'm already thinking of ways to keep my hits up.
I've had sooo many really supportive people tell me that I can't do it. Seriously, thanks y'all, that's helpful. Actually, I'm sure someone out there has already created a betting pool. I know I can do it. It won't be easy, but I'm actually kinda looking forward to it. Detox time.
2 weeks ago