Tuesday, March 16, 2010
When I moved last year I made a conscious decision not to take my TV with me, I thought that it would be too easy to slip back into my old ways when I moved to a new area- watching tv, eating and not joining a gym. I wanted to live my life rather than watch others (fictional) living their lives.
The first thing I did when I moved was locate a new gym, followed by the library, I ensured I had the internet too!
Most of the office chat is around what programmes were on the night before so at times I feel that I cannot contribute to these chats however I can honestly say I do not miss the TV!!
My best friend says that she would never cope without one, my response- have you tried? She hasn't!
When I walk into my home I feel a sense of calm, a tranquility I have never felt before moving. I feel I can shut the world out until I want to face it again.
I have 24 hours in my day, just as everyone else does however I do feel that I get so much more done since I have moved and have no tv to occupy my time. I now feel I utilise every moment of my life
I still visit friends with tv's and now the constant background noise drives me mad but for years I used to put the TV on telling myself it was just for background noise!
The amount of people that look at me as if I am not speaking a language they understand when I say I have no TV is amazing, they say they've never met anyone without a tv before and what's it like!!
I feel liberated as I no longer rush home to watch the latest soap, or build my life around which programmes I want to watch.
I feel I am now in total control of my life, which is the most amazing feeling, I wouldn't change this for anything