Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Why I said goodbye to TV (well almost)
For years and years I was a queen of TV, I had my lineup every night. I would work all day, do some gardening then head in for 4 hours of TV. You name it, I watched it... Reality TV, nighttime Soaps, gameshows, etc. I would even screen calls and not take them if the show I was watching was interesting (sorry honey!). Sad I know. Only I didn't realize how sad until I started weening myself. Not a self-ween, mind you. It was having children, that was my original reason for not having a ton of screen time. But as time went on, I started realizing how much time I had truly wasted on nothingness. Garbage, refuse. While my oldest was younger we always had 2 tv's in our house. Cable, DVR, DVD player, Netflix account. As time had gone on some more I had no desire to watch TV but I found myself turning it on when I would enter a room that had a TV. We finally decided to do away with it once and for all. We gave away our TV's, canceled cable and netflix ($100 a month!) and we have been TV free for about 2 years now. What a life change. What an eye-opener. If you love TV I would suggest intentionally turning it off and try doing something different (crafting, organizing, call a friend/relative to catch up, you name it, the possibilities are endless). Unplug for a little while.
Ok so in my title I said "Why I said goodbye to TV (well almost)" - Now for the almost - The internet provides access to virtually any show ... so for now I do admit I still catch Top Chef, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation and The Office online. Good thing with watching online - it is on my terms, I don't get taken captive.
Anyway, for what it's worth!