About two weeks ago, while thinking of ways I could simplify and save money, I called to have my cable service down-graded. Oh a whim while on the phone with the service lady, I just had it cut all the way down. Now, I do think I still have local channels but I opted not to get the box that allows me to see them. So, in essence, I have no tv.
And I adore it.
A tiny part of me does miss seeing Project Runway, Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels and Sons of Anarchy but it is a very tiny part and I wouldn’t go back.
Not having tv by choice adds unbelievably to my overall feeling of peace, serenity, calm and, believe it or not, accomplishment. I feel that choosing to have no tv is a giant step toward being more of the person I want to be and I’m proud of that.
Of course, I know this isn’t for everyone and that is a-okay too.
Since being off tv I’ve done the following one or more times:
- Walked at the park with a friend
- Cooked from scratch (and I’m about to bake bread from scratch!)
- Read a book
- Gone on a cleaning spree!
- Danced around my living room to French jazz
- Sent a letter to a friend
- Played in my garden
- Played in my “LookBook”
- Visited with friends
- Sat on my porch at night with a cup of tea
- Admired the Harvest Moon
- Watched one of my beloved BBC films
I did these things before too but, admittedly, not as much. And it is good. I love it.
If the time comes when I feel it would benefit me to turn the tube back on, I will. But for now, this is what I need.
The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little. ~Ray Bradbury, The Golden Apples of the Sun
TV-Free & Proud to Be!!!