A few years ago I had an addiction that I am not proud of. I have never really shared this with anybody. But I trust that the few that read this will help keep this secret with me. Here goes….I was addicted to…reality television. Some of you are saying, "What’s wrong with that?". I didn’t just watch a couple shows, I watched a lot of them.
The Ultimate Fighter
The Bachelor (one season….my wife made me)
Project Runway (I have no business watching this show)
The Real World
Real World/ Road Rules Challenges
The Surreal Life
…and too many more
The addiction began when my wife purchased me tivo and I began looking for shows to record. It wasn’t until around summer, when a lot of the shows were wrapping up, that I realized how many of these I was actually watching. The good news is I have been going through the steps to address this area in my life and have removed most of the shows from my tivo season pass… although I have added American Gladiators. I also challenged myself to get better about watching less television to shut down at night and to read more books.
My goal for this year is to read 3 books a month. I missed my goal last month by 1.5 (almost done with "I Sold my Soul on Ebay"). I have always been a big reader. It just has seemed that the busier my life gets that I am allowing myself less and less time to read. I have a list of books I am looking forward to reading. One of the books I have been wanting to read just came in the mail today, "Deadly Viper" by Mike Foster and Jud Wilhite. I have heard a lot of great things about the book so far and visually the book looks very cool. My hope is that by me posting this I will keep myself accountable and will find time to have this read by the end of next week.
Expect a review by next Friday.
Better yet, purchase the book yourself and let’s read it together!