My best friend in lawschool just chewed me out for all things related to Facebook (FB). She said I was posting too much, spending too much time on there, posting weird links and music, but mostly was making a mockery of the process of studying for the bar.
In my defense...I study a lot, and don't go out too much, and when I take a break instead of calling someone I get on FB for a few minutes. Now these breaks happen probably 15-20 times a day, but who is aggregating (a fancy law word for counting). Anyways, couple my hankering for my Idaho friends, my constant stimulated state as I drink my Yerba Mate (which makes me feel a little silly/lovey and social= posting a lot of crap on FB and commenting on other people's crap) and my love for FB in general... I guess my fb presence was getting a bit intense.
Now, what pissed her off the most i think...is my new positive take on bar study. One of the professors in the Prep Course (BARBRI = $3500 = giving me tips on how to pass the bar, daily hw assignments and lectures) said that there are two things in life our brain recognizes and treats differently, things we get to do and things we have to do, and that if we think of Bar prep. as a privilege, and something that will bless our lives and the lives of others...it will greatly enhance the experience for us, and possibly help in passing the dang thing. This "pep talk" was pivotal for me to up the intensity of my studying. Anyways so on FB I would comment, "I love learning about the Tort of Battery, such a privilege, especially the AZ distinctions of the law"...I would post that on another law students wall, to let them know we are all in this crazy state together. Anyways, she thought I was mocking the seriousness of the Professional Right of Passage which is the bar exam.
Also, I think people were not taking my "hey i gotta study so we can't hang out" excuses seriously...because they would see me on FB 15-20x a day. I have to be a woman who can be trusted...by all her FB friends.
Anyways, I guess what had to be done, and my newly trained logical mind aptly concluded, twas time to cut the chord with my fb account for the next six weeks. It was sucking up my down time (which should be used to exercise and make more veggie shakes with food from the organic compound (my parents yard)and I was being misinterpreted on FB at least by one stressed out law student, what I found was humorous and ironic in ways (BAR prep. fun and interesting--I sort of do think it is) she found to be obnoxious and mocking.
So as you all, (maybe 5 readers) are my witness. I Jodiane Goodman, solemnly promise to not log onto my deactivated FB account for 6 weeks and one day... July 27, if I do I have to make everyone of you a special veggie shake with goodness from the organic compound and I will not go to Last Chance till I am 34 (that is Sept. 27 2011). As you can tell I am super serious about this self-imposed FB hiatus.
PS....I probably shouldn't turn all my energies to blogging either, cause that is sort of the same thing, ie time waste, distraction, keeps me from studying...so don't expect too many more posts. Just needed to tell you all about this HUGE, LIFE CHANGING decision to cut out FB for 6 weeks. I need your support and prayers.