Friday, April 3, 2009

Is This Possible?

I sort of don't even want to write this, because if I do, that means I'll have to stick to it...

I'm thinking of trying to NOT watch t.v. for a month and, instead of that, just work on drawing and painting. I figure that if I devote that much time to it I will make a huge improvement.

There are a couple of problems with this plan--

A). I LOVE t.v. and I will definitely miss it.
B). I am usually exhausted at night and basically just crash in front of the t.v.--so I'll need to get a major second wind in the evening.
3). I get very easily discouraged--so if I'm working on a drawing/painting I don't like, I will be very tempted to throw in the towel and give up on the whole business.

So, as you can see, this is going to be a challenge!! Also, I haven't exactly been doing that great on my New Year's resolutions--so I don't have a very good track record.

In order to make myself stick to this, I will mention what I have worked on that day instead of watching t.v. on my blog.

Do you think I can do it? I hope so--because I'm frustrated with my lack of progress and I know the ONLY way to get good is to practice.


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14 comments:

Becky said...

Holy Cow!


Good Luck!

Ellie said...

We were going to give up TV for lent, but decided that was complicated since I am a SAHM.
Instead we decided to give up TV from 7-8 prime time when everyone is home, to dedicate our time to family time.

Good luck with whatever you choose!

Rebecca Jo said...

You CAN DO IT!!! I had to give it up for 7 days... & that's HUGE for me.. I'm a total TV addict!!! Why not start with a small goal & then see if you can go a month?

You'll be fine - make the kids entertain you :-)

CaraBee said...

You can do it!! I contemplated it the other day and after I stopped laughing (45 minutes later), I came to terms with the fact that I can NOT. TV is my friend. Sad, but true.

Allison said...

I have faith in you...but I could NEVER do that! Good Luck.

Lori said...

I definitely think you can do it...and that it will be healthy and fun...once the shock wears off! But I do recommend letting yourself have other entertainment options in the evening too... for instance if you get frustrated painting, you can read a book or surf on the computer...

noble pig said...

That is tough to do. My TV always seems to be going in the background...good luck!

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Anne said...

Jenny, you need to do at least 100 gestures per evening, and we'll check to make sure you're not goofing off!

Jen said...

I should totally take this challenge too.

SuZ said...

Oh goodness. I love my tv too... and I always fall asleep with it on so I don't know if I could ever do this.

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

You can do it Jen! I don't have cable at home for the fact that I would probably just get addicted to it and watch it ALL day.

mrsmouthy said...

No worries--I'll watch your TV for you. Just send me a list of your shows and I'll cue them up!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I definitely think you can do it! Good luck.