My parents' house was cable-less until 2005 when the Red Sox games stopped being broadcast on the basic channels and were only on NESN, a cable channel dedicated to New England sports. My mother is a huge fan of the Red Sox, so no cable was no longer an option.
For the past couple of weeks, LoLo and I have been thinking about getting rid of cable. At first, I was nervous. How would I watch the Kardashians? Or Empire Girls (my new obsession)? Friends suggested the Hulu and Netflix combo. But what about when I want to watch the Red Sox?
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a reality tv junkie. But last night it hit me. I've hit a new bottom. I was watching this:
There are so many aspects of my life that I feel like I sleepwalk through and this is one of them. Instead of just watching shows because they're on, maybe it's time to turn off the tv and take Bronx for a walk or work on projects I've wanted to try.
My hope is that by getting rid of cable, I will only choose to watch tv when there is something I truly enjoy watching rather than something mildly entertaining that happens to be on. And if I want to watch the Red Sox, I can go to a bar with LoLo and have a date and sneakily try to watch or go to my parents' house to watch with them.
It's time to snap out of the trance that cable television has put me in. Time to be more deliberate and make the decision to live my life instead of watching someone else live theirs.
What aspects of your life do you just sleepwalk through? What little changes could you make to wake yourself up?