So. Response to the My Challenging Year project has been… lukewarm, but I am hoping that is because you are all waiting to get details on the individual monthly challenges…?
Here is the scoop for the September challenge (and I apologize that it is a day late. Yesterday was The First Day of School — more on that in another post — and also Meet the Teacher Night, and I was at school from 7:45am until 9pm, and COULD NOT BRING MYSELF TO BLOG AFTER THAT. ) Moving on..
September’s challenge: No TV during the week.
The rules I plan to follow: I will not turn on the television from the time I go to bed on Sunday night, until the time I get home from school on Friday.
Exceptions I will allow: If there is some kind of major world-changing event, or natural disaster, I can turn on the TV to watch the news. Also, if I am at a social event of some kind where watching something on TV is part of the event, I will not be weird and hide in the bathroom until it is over. Note that the odds of me being at such a social event during the week are HIGHLY UNLIKELY.
Why this is a challenge for me: I live alone (ok, alone with a chihuahua). I do not use the TV for company or background noise, but I do tend to watch it while I eat breakfast and dinner. I have a weakness for both good stories and human drama (even the drama manufactured by reality TV), and I LIKE watching both of these things play out. Also: SEPTEMBER IS SERIES PREMIERE MONTH!
Why I want to try this: It is just WAY too easy to get sucked into the screen and a good story, and suddenly the whole evening is gone.
What I expect will happen: I will probably get more sleep, possibly more exercise. I will read more, and spend more time outside. My house may stay cleaner.
Ok, there’s the scoop. Let me know in the comments if you are along for the ride on this one, and PLEASE blog about it, if you are a blogging sort of person. If not, FB, the Twitterz and the Pinterest are good, too – spread the word, because this will be more fun with more people!
Then: hide the remote.