A history of my world in 100 objects #26

I know, I know.  I’m behind.  I’m super behind.  I’m sorry.  I love this project and my goal is to get it back on track and finish it long before the year’s end. 

I’m incredibly embarrassed by this object, but it’s the truth and it wouldn’t be a true history if I didn’t tell the truth.  It also seems incredibly fitting time-wise based on a recent IPO.  My object #26 is Facebook.  Facebook has been a big part of my life.  I joined in the biggest social network in October 2007, which means I’ve been an active participant for almost 5 years now.  Five years.  It doesn’t seem possible.  While Facebook has been a bit of a curse for me (I’m easily addicted, as you know) it’s also been just as much of a blessing.  It allows me to nurture my inner social butterfly while I’m a stay-at-home mom, and I have found that that small amount of online socialization is invaluable to me and my mental health. 

Not to mention, I like keeping up with what family and friends are doing.  I like sharing my work with other writers (and reading what they’re writing, too).  I like relaying a funny story and sharing pics of the kids. I like Facebook and everything it affords me.