Today I was reading on a old friend’s blog that we spend most of our time viewing life through a screen…whether it’s television, computer, whatever. It’s completely true, not disagreeing at all. But I think it sparked something inside of me. Since I got back from Indonesia, I have been gorging myself on television and Internet access. I would go so far as to say that I’ve developed a bit of an addiciton, to the abandonment of everything else I love (writing, reading, studying the Bible, etc.) Part of it is a bit of loneliness, wanting to feel a connection with someone, anyone. My parents spend most of their time at the beach, which leaves me here at home trying to fill that time between work and bed time with something to stave off the loneliness. When I should be embracing the time I have.
So here’s the deal. Tomorrow I start reducing my incessant TV and Internet habits. I’m not making any promises my first day out, since I do work in front of a computer for six hours a day. Besides, Project Runway, the one show on TV that I actually set aside time to watch every week, comes on tomorrow. Can’t miss that. So we’ll start easy. Let the purge begin.