So I’m back on Facebook after roughly two months clear of the platform. This time around, I’m only connecting with people I know and chat with on a regular basis… People I’ve no need to mute or unfriend.

Previously I had over 300 “friends” of which I’d maybe interact with a dozen or so a week. Now I’ve got less than 100, see who I want, and spend far less time feeding their algorithm every day. Now it wants me to join a group… No.

I ditched my Samsung Galaxy S9+ last week, it was a good phone but after 3 years it was getting finicky. I wasn’t really a fan of the size either. The S20 didn’t do much for me either so I decided on the Google Pixel 5.

Smaller physically, mid range processor, but also zero of the bloat that comes with the standard Samsung package. The biggest change for me was the interface and gestures required to move around. Once I adapted though, it’s a great phone.

So many folks still lashing out in anger right now. The concept of “New year, New me,” as nonsensical as I always found it to be seems to have taken a back seat to the predictably comforting shared misery of angst.

I find that despite my vow to only deal with folks online who aren’t flailing blindly in political discourse, I am amazed that the hill of clickbait rage is where so many choose to die on. Mask or no mask, Trump, Biden, Covid-19.

I’m sitting here on New Years Day, still grieving over the loss of my dad… Still working to help carry my family through this… This new perspective on life has replaced my anger and rage with hope. Small masks, small viruses, and small politicians are not worthy of my focus.

Who is worthy then? God. Family. Friends. 2020 was a year of grand transition in my life, and many others. Some choose to fight that change, others embrace it, I choose to stand apart from it and limit it’s impact on my life.

Better men can chase those windmills.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:9

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Happy New Year folks, peace be with you all.

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