For the next 4 months (maybe longer), we will not be watching T.V.
Here's the thing, we aren't big in to T.V. I wouldn't have ever said "We are addicted to T.V." We have a couple shows we
Our 2 favorite shows are Parks and Rec (literally the most hilarious show ever) and Good Wife (seriously good drama, with minimal sleaze). So we were going to allow ourselves to watch only these 2 shows but Good Wife has already had its finale and so we will bid adieu to T.V. with the finale of Parks and Rec this Thursday.
It is amazing how much more efficient I am with other tasks (like blogging, cooking, cleaning) when there is no T.V. I am a pretty good multi-tasker and actually used T.V. as a purposeful distraction in college. Math can be pretty cold to an extravert, and when I didn't have roommates around to make people noise during my many hours of homework T.V. was a good stand in. Math can also be pretty dense and momentary metal breaks where you are less focused on the task can help your brain find the next step (at least in my opinion); but the rest of life isn't like math. Friends on the phone deserve your full attention and my husband deserves the respect of undivided quality time.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.
I will be reading (at least but probably more) one non-fiction book a month.
I honestly almost put one book a week since I am 1/3 of the way through my first book after one day, but in case I feel called to read a fatty book or my time gets away from me I wouldn't want to abandon my commitment. And since accountability bolsters any resolution I will be posting my reading list here for you to see. My "Books Read" list will contain completed books. I will also have an upcoming or in process list and I would love recommendations!
FPU, but it is always good to reinforce your core priorities with sound information. (Perhaps you don't know but Jeremy and I are pretty intense in our dislike of debt and want to make sure we are using the resources God has blessed us with in ways that are pleasing to Him. We have taken and led Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University and would recommend it to anyone, regardless of age or income.) I'll let you know more about The Millionaire Next Door next time.
Comment with your book recommendations or any thing else you might want me to know!