Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I Call a Redo

I tried to blog. I got discouraged and stopped. Now I want to try again and try harder this time.

I have changed the name to *Heart Flutters* because I have been thinking a lot lately about what makes my heart flutter and what makes me happy. Focusing on these things seems to make all the little annoyances and irritants fade away.

As before, I don't know where it is going to take me, but I have some ideas.

To begin with, I want to talk about Tuesdays. I have dubbed Tuesday as "No T.V Tuesday" At no point during the day will I turn on the t.v (which today is really hard since Michael Buble is going to be on Dancing With the Stars, and he is an epic *heart flutter*) This was brought by the fact that I often watch too much t.v and also while reading "The Library Card" with one of my reading groups, one of the characters had to turn the t.v off for a whole week. I asked the students to write a paragraph about their thoughts if they had to do a "Great T.V Turn Off." It was very interesting to hear their responses. I wondered myself what I would do and if I could handle it.

During these times, I plan to focus on other things. This could be catching up on things that I have put off, cleaning, creating, being active, reading, or just being. Not using the t.v to fill the silence.

On this Tuesday, I am revamping my blog and finishing "Anne of Windy Poplars" (another *heart flutter*) and putting away the three loads of laundry that I have washed but put off putting away. I look forward to what these Tuesdays bring.

What would you do if you turned your t.v off for a whole night? A week?


  1. Great idea, I don't like the tv but seam to always turn it on. What a waste of time. Get creative!!!

  2. No problem turning of the TV. I think it be very hard to turn off all technology such as phone/computer/ipad! Although if I had a few good books I would be good for a week.

    1. I thought about all other forms of technology, but am too scared to try it as of yet. Mostly the phone and ipod. Maybe when I am older.

  3. You know I don't watch TV any more, so it CAN be done. I keep up with all the important news online. If you do that, you should notice that most of the news is the same day after day. Now I just spend too much time reading. But, it makes me happy.♥♫

    1. I know that it can be done, and I am so amazed at you. There is no such thing as soo much time reading! I finished my Anne book tonight and am promptly starting my next book!

  4. Sarah,
    I actually cut the cable about a year ago when I noticed that TV had become my "electronic pacifier". I used to come from school and just crash on the couch hooked on any show that was on either to distract my mind from the stress or to get some form of companionship from it. My last day I caught myself watching the Kardashian show (oh, the shame!) for hours and that did it for me.
    Not only I save almost $900 a year but I recovered the time for pleasure reading which I had neglected for too long.
    It was very hard for the first 5-6 weeks and slowly I filled in my evenings with more fulfilling activities. I miss a few things though but I regularly catch up with them on internet. I am also careful not to replace one vice with another!! Thanks for this blog, Sarah. I'll visit again!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I found myself relating! I have often thought of shutting off my dish for good, but sadly it scares me! I feel that I could do it if I didn't live alone. It really shouldn't be that way.
      Maybe I will work up to it.

      Thanks again for commenting! Made the whole revamp worth it! AND it gave me a *heart flutter*

  5. I have restricted the number of shows I'm allowed to follow at a time which has helped limit the hours. Turning it all the way off... I'd have to wait until castle is done for the year! Haha! I only have basic network channels so that helps. No way could I have hundreds of channels or I'd spend way too much time.

    I fear with no tv I would likely fill that void with Hulu or something. I'd like to think I would walk more and read more.