My friend, Miss Night, put a post up on her website challenging us to a…well, a challenging year.  When I first read her post, I gasped.  I was stunned.  She was going to give up tv. She was going to give up drinking anything but water. For a MONTH. She was going to unplug from Social Media on the weekend. I read her challenges and couldn’t imagine doing ANY of these. I was speechless.

September 3 hit with a vengeance. Suddenly, I had a split grade which I was completely unprepared for. My Master’s course was starting up, and I had made a personal commitment to not let my house become the usual zone of destruction. I was on our local teacher union executive. I had classes, meetings, prep work and house work. Suddenly, I realized…..I haven’t been watching TV during the week. The bigger surprise to me: I didn’t miss it.

Now, I did slip up a couple of times. I had to watch Jon Stewart’s return to the Daily Show, and I always check the TV on September 11 to see what memorials are being held, but beyond these 2 weekdays, I haven’t missed watching TV. I have watched Netflix on the weekends, and I might have snuck a couple episodes of Community, but I haven’t missed TV.

What have I been doing to occupy myself? I’ve baked, coloured big books, blogged, worked on assignments and classroom projects. I’m making sure my laundry is hung up, washing all my dishes nightly, tidying up before bed. I’ve started eating at my kitchen table because the TV is not on. I am enjoying my food more and I think I am eating healthier.

Here comes the hardest week of all for me. Premiere week. The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Castle, Once Upon A Time, Criminal Minds are ALL premiering before this challenge is complete. I have decided to PVR a couple of these shows, but I have really realized that I don’t need to watch all the shows my friends watch. It’s okay, and I can wait to see if Leonard gets lost at sea, or if Raj has continued to talk to girls. And thankfully, the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is on a Saturday!

Thank you, Miss Night, for issuing the challenge. I thought it would be difficult, but it has been eye opening.

Turning Off the Boob Tube

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