I am finally ready to admit that Facebook is messing with my head. I have a sort of ongoing love/hate/angst relationship with this giant of social media. It’s fun to keep up with mundane details from the lives of my friends across the country. I don’t like how much time I spend on it, though; I would hate to see a true accounting of how many hours I have actually spent reading comments from people I don’t know, or looking at photos from events I didn’t go to. And I’ll confess to a fair amount of angst about who I should “friend.” Church members? Professional connections? People I haven’t spoken to since sixth grade?
But here’s the thing that’s really driving me crazy: I have started thinking in third-person. I’ve started composing status updates in my head, all day long. These are updates which I have no intention of actually posting, which simply narrate whatever I’m doing or watching or thinking about. Sometimes I even edit to make them snappier, or grammatically correct.
For example, here are some updates I “wrote” in my head today:
… really needs to focus, but is instead reading about Krystal Ball, and wondering if that’s really her name.
… is going excited to see some good friends in Chicago, but wishes her sister was going to be there too.
… watches her daughter doing a little dance and hopes she can hold it until the swim lesson is over.
… has to get up very early tomorrow and should really stop blogging and go to bed.
Is this happening to anybody else, or am I losing my marbles?