I’m not a member of any religious organization, but I like to torture myself from time to time.
No, I’m not talking about the Inquisition or anything fun like that.
It’s LENT! It’s a time to prove to myself that I’m not entirely a spoiled-rotten, first-world person, and can actually give up something I indulge in daily to understand the point of going without.
And of course, the catch is that even doing so proves exactly that I am a spoiled-rotten, first-world person.
Well, I’ll just have to live with that.
My friend Michelle mentioned on FB this morning that her young daughter suggested she give up reality TV for lent, and Michelle went on to say she may even give up all television. At first I thought “You’re crazy!” but then I thought, “What am I, scared to see just how addicted to television I am?” So, as of tomorrow, I’m giving up television and movies until March 30th.
I think I’m already in withdrawal. I can do without most of Primetime (although Big Bang Theory and Criminal Minds are going hurt), but how will I handle not having my Downton Abbey or my SyFy Channel?
Good thing I really love books, cards, jigsaw puzzles and board games!
Do you give up something this time of year? What?
P.S. Sick today. Got hit with some kind of stomach bug quickly and fiercely last night and am staying home with it today. (Ha, “fiercely.” Now imagining a stomach bug doing the RuPaul runway before sashaying away.) Hoping it passes quickly since I get on the plane tomorrow for the San Diego conference. No exercise for me today, which sucks because it’s weights day.