This post is about something that we decided to do and did a couple of months ago. Much to my dismay at the time, we decided to cancel all cable and DVR services. We only had it for two years, but I was totally addicted.
|This is not our TV but we do have Rabbit Ears. They're lovely.|
The first letter that the company wrote asking us to come back with a special offer I really wanted to cave. The internet only plan that we replaced it with is crap and it's been hard to take a step back. But I stood firm and knew that we decided to do this for reasons bigger than money.
TV was becoming too big a part of our lives. We weren't talking to each other enough and sitting on the couch wasn't getting anything else done either. The queue of TV shows became like more clutter that I had to clear. It sounds weird but if it was recorded I felt like I needed to watch it.
We are giving it a year of rest from the cable. G really misses having Monday night football but I say it's just an opportunity to go visit some friends' houses. We can have little parties every Monday night. Even I can watch football if there are snacks and occasional girl talk thrown in. Also, in the month of October, for breast cancer awareness, the players are wearing lots of pink which I was pleasantly surprised to see.
I can tell you that my life has changed for the better. I am not held hostage by tv. Who knows if I would have even done this challenge if I had better things to do, like watch reruns of Rachel Zoe Project. I don't need to be in front of the TV where "all the action is". I watch my shows when I want to and then it's over. There is no flipping to find something else. I use Hulu and they email me when something is updated into my favorite shows.
Does this mean I am against cable? No way! We may get it again next year, but I am against tv taking too much time out of my life. I don't want it to be my only option for entertainment. I want to get out, go to the movies, go for a bike ride or something that is going to make a memory. I don't have any good memories from watching TV. Do you?
What about you all? Are you on the fence for canceling cable? Are you convinced it will never happen because it's a necessity? What are your favorite shows and you are loving Pan-Am as much as I am? Do you have to endure football too? Oy.
P.S. You want to know what my fave shows are, don't you? I am so over the top girly when it comes to my selection but I will happily share, or overshare if you will.
Young and the Restless
Pan Am-Newest FAVORITE
Mad Men-Not on right now
Rachel Zoe Project