You Want Me To GIve Up What, Now?!

Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. I’m not Catholic, but at times I do give up something in these 40 days that is really a sacrifice. I love making promises to God to give up vices that are not for my good anyway. Last year, I spent Lent reading The Purpose Driven Life and starting to get my walk with Christ on track. During this time, I go into prayer, fasting and charity. I know that I should do this year round (and for the most past I do….well except the fasting part), but I make special effort at Lent.

This year I was approached by my twitter play cousin, @ShaiUnfiltered, about taking a reality TV break for Lent. I went into immediate protest, lol. I’m a little obsessed with trashy reality shows, but they have been making me a little weary. Sometimes I get stressed out by seeing black women behaving badly for a check. It works my nerves so much that I end up fussing at the TV. This has caused Boo Thangto stop wanting to watch TV with me….or when he does, he refuses to let me enjoy it! I would keep watching it to get a rise out of him (rebellious spirit…can’t help it), but that first reason is enough to let me know that I should give it up.

I have a Twitter support system, so I should be good to go. The fact that Boo Thang thinks I’ll break after week 2 is also motivation.

Here are the rules:

  1. No VH1! (Let’s be honest….they are the world’s worst. I can’t even watch the channel for fear that I will get stuck)
  2. No reality programming where there are fight involved or any drama that happens for absolutely NO REASON!
  3. Positive reality shows are excluded (Say Yes To The Dress, The Voice and the like)
  4. Valid from Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday. 40 DAYS.

Wish me luck!!!

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