Okie dokie! So January’s resolution of no home computer or television is done. Yay! So let’s recap.
First, the confessions. Times I broke this resolution:
- I watched the Broncos lose to the Ravens (boo! But SO glad I wasn’t standing there in the seven degree weather overtime),
- I got sick so had to leave a basketball games so turned on ESPN for half an hour to watch some replacement basketball,
- I got sick again and watched some TV again, and
- I brought my laptop home so I could write a post about painting.
Second, the learning / growing / character-building experience. It would be cool if I could say the whole experience was life-changing, but that wouldn’t be true. I’m just kinda glad it’s over – which is exactly why I wanted to do this different-resolution-each-month thing because I get bored of resolutions. I read several books, I painted (obviously) while listening to a bunch of podcasts, and I cooked a lot (more on that later).
It was probably healthy for me because I do have a tendency to get absorbed with / consumed by / addicted to things. For example, that painting? I was working on it with every free 15 minutes I had at home, I’d think about it throughout the day, and it was hard to sleep because I kept thinking about it each night. I often throw myself into things and/or go for them full throttle, and Netflix in particular can be like that for me. It was good for me to step away for a while and let myself explore other things that I enjoy. I devoured Gone Girl (wow, for something where the characters detested me, that was such a consuming book). I was also reminded of how much I love cooking – and how much I hate doing dishes.
Alrighty. January’s done! Next up, February! Stay tuned…