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post #21 of 49
I took a 2 month break from MDC a few months back. It can be very addicting.
post #22 of 49
I've enjoyed "reading" you here over the years. Good for you and best of luck
post #23 of 49
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone. I wish I could just take a break, but it doesn't work for me. In the 7+ years I have been here, I have tried everything!
Several years ago, I was the same way about tv. I would be so sucked into shows, and so excited to see what happened next. Then we got rid of our tv and there was a big period of adjustment, but after a few weeks I didn't really care about what was happening on these shows anymore and was able to focus on other things in the world. The internet is the same way for me, but I can't give it up completely because I am a student and I do find some useful applications online, like my google calendar and bill pay. But I can limit my social sites, and so that is what I am doing.
I don't think I mentioned it yet, but I am actually going to have dh block mdc from all my computers. And I am going to unregister. I am going hardcore. It feels kind of pathetic that I have to go this extreme, but I know myself well enough to know that these are the steps I will need to take. In my 7 years online, I have never found a board as addictive and time consuming as this one, so I think if I make this break I will be okay
post #24 of 49
You'll certainly be missed. I'm sad to see you go, but I can understand your reasons.
post #25 of 49
Just come back again every few months, like I do, don't stay away for good.
post #26 of 49
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Originally Posted by boysrus View Post
Thank you everyone. I wish I could just take a break, but it doesn't work for me. In the 7+ years I have been here, I have tried everything!
Several years ago, I was the same way about tv. I would be so sucked into shows, and so excited to see what happened next. Then we got rid of our tv and there was a big period of adjustment, but after a few weeks I didn't really care about what was happening on these shows anymore and was able to focus on other things in the world. The internet is the same way for me, but I can't give it up completely because I am a student and I do find some useful applications online, like my google calendar and bill pay. But I can limit my social sites, and so that is what I am doing.
I don't think I mentioned it yet, but I am actually going to have dh block mdc from all my computers. And I am going to unregister. I am going hardcore. It feels kind of pathetic that I have to go this extreme, but I know myself well enough to know that these are the steps I will need to take. In my 7 years online, I have never found a board as addictive and time consuming as this one, so I think if I make this break I will be okay
I totally get this.

We have a t.v., but mostly I like the Saturday science fiction movies at night, and the weather channel and the news. I watch sporadically.

The computer, however, has been terribly addictive for me. I got on-line in 2000, it took me until 2004 to find MDC...and then my time on-line just MUSHROOMED!!!

I have taken breaks, but I always come back.

I AM thinking about not blogging anymore.

I NEED to clean my house more often and find "other" things to do...

GOOD LUCK!

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post #27 of 49
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Originally Posted by boysrus View Post
My house is a mess, my boys are growing up, I have a ton of shit to do and I can't do it with my nose stuck in the computer. I need to get out and live my life. Invest in my home, family, career, health, and community. It is time.
I am going to leave mdc and start thinking for myself again, instead of filtering news topics and ideas through a message board. This has become a bad habit of mine. I read a news story or watch a movie and then run to the internet to see what others think instead of digesting it for myself!
A lot of this resonates with me.

Best wishes for the rest of your life!
post #28 of 49
Blessings on your life journey.
post #29 of 49
Warmest thoughts.
post #30 of 49
Aaawwwww boysrus.....

I'm gonna miss seeing you around.

post #31 of 49
post #32 of 49
: I understand! I actually enjoy it when we go away and I don't get on MDC as much, but I can't seem to make that happen at home with much regularity. Be free, boysrus, be free!~
post #33 of 49
Good for you, and good luck. I feel for you, and I know this'll be a good move for you, your family, and your home. I wish I could do the same, but I'm stuck in bed so much I have to do something! I'm glad you got to say goodbye. I've enjoyed your input over the years. Have a great life with your family! :
post #34 of 49
Thread Starter 
thanks everyone! I wish that I could just take a break and come back soemtimes, but I knwo it won't work. I just am not a moderate person!
I was running some numbers on this, and if I have spent 2-3 hours per day on here (which, sadly, would be low some days) I have spent between 6 months and almost a year of my life online. Isn't that crazy? It is definitely a huge wake up call to me
post #35 of 49
Best wishes on your journey
post #36 of 49


You will be missed
post #37 of 49
You will be very missed. I hate to see you leave, but I totally get it. I have severely limited my time on MDC for several of your same reasons. I was losing the ability to think for myself. I was almost becoming a sheeple. I was spending too much time here and not enough with my dd. (I was always naking so the baby was being held at least) I get it. Do what ya gotta do. I hope you can come back in time.
post #38 of 49
Many Blessings!

J.
post #39 of 49
I understand- and I think this is something for all of us to look at.
post #40 of 49
many blessings to you!
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