I’m not Catholic, but I like the concept of Lent for a few reasons.
I know, I know. It’s a lot like setting unreasonably new years resolutions that fail because you have neither the means nor the resolve to get yourself there… or giving up a bad habit only to restart it after 40 days – which seems pointless. But, I’m still going to try. Doesn’t that count for something?
I’ve decided to give up buying unnecessary things (so I will really evaluate purchases that I make) and I am going to give up facebook. I think that’s pretty reasonable right? My townhouse of 1.5 years is starting to fill with clutter and I am in dire need of purging it – it’s hard to purge when stuff keeps accruing. Facebook? Well it’s a notorious time sink. It is filled with menial updates about people’s lives, makes me feel discontent with my life (when it’s really quite fabulous as it is) and has other garbage that I don’t NEED in my life.
I’m hoping that after 40 days I’ll be a little clutter free, a little more content and a little more focused.