In my best Sweet Brown impression, “Cable? Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!”
Now that that is settled, let me go on and explain to you how I managed to kick cable from my daily life, my reasoning for it, and how it has helped me out in recent months. During Hurricane Sandy, parts of New Jersey, my home state, were completely wrecked, damaged and left to fend for themselves. This was a problem in my life for a few weeks, but it was a problem in other people’s lives for quite some time after. The worst thing that happened to my hometown and surrounding area was loss of power, no hot water, and gasoline shortages. Who knew that this would be a blessing in disguise all along?
I managed to become much more productive during this time; catching up on reading, homework assignments, sharpened my cooking skills, and really got to know my family and friends a lot better because of the lack of distractions. I also managed to kick my addiction to cable television, my personal favorite.
I wasn’t sure when I was going to be given back power, there was a point where they had turned the power back on, only to turn it back off roughly 20 minutes later, so I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to watch my favorite shows for a little while. At first I was a bit annoyed, but then I put two and two together and realized there was much more serious things going on in the world than me missing an episode of Wicked Tuna or Workaholics. Discouraged with my current situation, I turned to a different approach to solve my problem. Listening to the radio was a big filler for me. I’ve always been a lover of music and it has been a passion of mine for quite some time. Tuning up my writing was also a big time consumer for me, and I am forever grateful that it happened.
Moreover, I use things like Netflix, Hulu and Spotify to fill the void left by cable television, but I think that I wholeheartedly enjoy them more than I even did with cable. Rarely any commercials, and real quality for the selection that you have. Basically what I did was learn other ways to get my favorite things on my phone, tablet or gaming system and really concentrate on getting all of that to fill my time, rather than pay for cable and the outrageous prices that come with it. I kicked cable, and I’m honestly not too sure if I will ever go back now that I think about it. It has changed my life for the better, and I am so happy that I no longer put up with cable and the provider. Think you can’t do the same? Think again! It was easy after the first few days, and I doubt that it is that hard to kick, actually, I know! The internet is a beautiful thing, and I think that should be the next thing that I am going to kick, but for right now, I’m pretty happy that all my entertainment comes from the world wide web.