I’m back, and it’s no April Fool’s joke. Which you probably realized, since it’s April 2nd.
I love blogging and rarely need a break, but when the thought of writing a blog post was a burden, I knew I needed a breather. While I did briefly considered quitting altogether, I realized that’s not what I wanted. I did want to continue, but I didn’t want to give you all filler until I was ready to write a “real” post again.
So, let’s move on to a “real” post, shall we?
I’m giving up television for the month of April.
I’ve written before about how addictive I find TV and how I wanted to cut down on how much I’ve watched. For the most part, I have. Still, I struggle with turning on the TV as an easy out when I could be something more constructive, or even more enjoyable.
So, I’ve decided April would be it. I’m not sure I’ll give it up forever. I hope that after this month I’ll have it out of my system and better habits in place, so it’s no longer a temptation. But perhaps I’ll be able to add it back in, more moderately. For right now, I’m just planning on giving it up for this month and we’ll see what happens when it’s over.
I am giving myself the exception of sporting events. I mean, I wouldn’t want to give up tonight’s national championship or this weekend’s Masters tournament. And I’ll still watch the occasional movie. Thankfully, I’m cheap so renting a movie isn’t much of a draw.
I don’t know what that means for my April. I do know I’ll do more reading (though I probably would have done so anyway, thanks to the 24-hour Readathon later this month). Maybe I’ll be more active, too, taken advantage of the lovely spring weather.
I’m looking forward to it. Sometimes it just takes cutting something out of your life to realize you didn’t really want it there, anyway.