It's funny how our lives can revolve around what is on the boob tube. I think the DVR system has made people less needing to live on a television schedule, but still I hear so much of things like, "got to be home by 8:00 for .................fill in the blank. If you are a sports fan, this is even more likely. This isn't really judging on my part because I have done it too. Just an observation. For me, I am quite getting use to life without TV. As an unintended bi-product of my experiment, my family is watching a lot less and I am finding we talk more and have been more active as a whole.
Even with being an involuntary hermit (that's what I decided to call myself), I can find lots to do to occupy my day. I feel more productive and have lots of peace and quiet to contemplate and listen to Gods leadings and to discovery who I really am. I do find myself talking a lot to the animals, although Rufus and I are not on speaking terms right now. (refer to post below). It is much easier to work towards living intentionally when your mind and time is not taken up by a loud passive activity like TV watching.
I hope to the few who read this, you might be inspired to "tune out" for a day, week or perhaps a month like me. If for no other reason, just to prove to yourself you can. And I bet you will find your frantic pace changing and your mind finding relief.
Well I am about to start my last third of this experiment. I don't expect to be rushing to the TV on day 31 to watch what ever. I will make a plan, being mindful of what really is worth my time and of value to watch.