Nate and I have decided to give up television.
Not forever. Not for a year. Not even for months.
Just for the next 21 days (except for the already-scheduled movie night with my sister this Saturday and football on Sundays). 😉 But other than that, there will no longer be an hour or two of television before bed. No television on Friday nights. No crashing in front of the TV after a long Monday.
We both came to the agreement that a little bit of TV is relaxing but that it wouldn’t hurt to cut some of it out. So until the end of January, we’re going cold turkey, so to speak. And I won’t lie, it’s a bit daunting. The house is going to seem so quiet, and we’ll be forced to come up with our own entertainment. Like we’ll actually be reading again. And maybe organizing the things we normally wouldn’t have time to. We’ll be talking… a lot.
The No Television January officially started today for us, and I’ll be honest. I’m crazy excited about this. I think that as hard as it’s going to be, we’ll find that it’s also going to be incredibly rewarding. Not only in our personal lives but also in our relationship. … if we don’t drive each other crazy first. 😉
Nah, we’re too in love to do that!! 🙂
But think of all the things we’ll fit into these upcoming weeks, just because we’ve decided to live the next 21 days, rather than letting a character on the screen live life for us. We’ll have more time to spend at the gym. We’ll probably be more spontaneous. We’ll read more, I’ll write more, and maybe he and I will both begin learning guitar again.
I really think that this is going to be amazing.
Have you ever given up television for a brief span of time?