30 Days of Thankful 2013 Edition- Day 27
Thursday, November 28, 2013
I am thankful for Facebook. I know it's strange, but I really am. I realize the negatives of Facebook... I mean, it really sucks when that's a medium to finding out important [and hurtful] information about someone or some situation... like discovering through Facebook that the guy you were dating is suddenly in a relationship with someone else and you were definitely not in the loop... THAT is sh*tastic. But, overall, Facebook has been a way I've been able to keep in touch with family and friends when I've not been in their immediate area. When I lived in San Diego, it helped me keep up with my family. While I live here, it helps me keep up with my friends still in San Diego. Not to mention my friends and family scattered all over the country or world.
There also once was a time where I kept my weight loss journey OFF my Facebook page. I still do for the most part, but I've grown more comfortable mentioning it once in while as time has gone on. I still prefer SparkPeople for that, but I realize I also like having my closer SparkFriends on Facebook. Just another level of knowing someone. Besides, my San Diego Sparks are amazing people and friends of mine "in real life" and I realize how lucky I am that that's the case. So, keeping up with them on both Facebook and SparkPeople is a bonus!
Here on Spark we have so many community rules, I tend to tone down my personality and censor myself somewhat. On my Facebook, I think I let more of my "real" self show. I'm crass, sarcastic, and sometimes totally inappropriate and crazy. If you can believe that. ;-)