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Ending my addiction…

04 November 2010
Hey Bleeps,

Its been a while since I have posted. My aunt came into town last week and subsequently made me ill for the last week. I have also been working on some 'gratis' projects to get my name out there as a make-up artist in Italy. I finally got listed @ Make-up Directory
I have also been studying for my exam while simultaneously being distracted by social networking sites. As well as helping an Italian American learn basic Italian via gmail--he is very determined to connect with his heritage. I recently decided to do away with all of my accounts except my blogs. This was my post to my friends and family. I hope it inspires some of you.

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Hey friends and fam,

I have decided to do away with my social networking sites. Yesterday I saw so much on Twitter that just grieved my heart and I realized I moved to Italy to finally live and not be inundated by images and languages that are completely devoid of meaning. Instead I have been spending way too much time on FB and Twitter, when I should be living life, dating, writing, cooking, learning, working out, traveling, and actually practicing my Italian. Truth is I feel uncomfortable in my skin at the moment--unusual for me--so i avoid human contact..

But I have realized I have to break the cycle and stop being a spectacle of myself and practicing modern day voyeurism and get off the net. These social networking sites keep us distracted and detached from the real world. That is what they are set up to do.

If you wish to keep in touch with me you can by email at xxxxxxxxxx, skype @ xxxxxxxxx or by following my blog @ http://odisseaitaliana.com/ ---which by the way is the best thing and it will build my viewership.

I have a couple of projects that I will be working on and once they are on their way I will post info on my blog.

I will miss reading everyone's crazy statuses and posts but I must do this for me. My FB accounts will be up for another 4 weeks so everyone can get this note but I am starting the new year, technology 'free'

I love you guys for all of your support. You are the bestest.

Truly yours,