Let’s talk about this little issue I’ve been having with my cable.
I know, I know … it’s a luxury, and it’s trivial.
But truth is, I’ve gotten used to it: the dull hum of the television and the endless chatter of the news, or my favorite show as I cook or clean up, OR just sit back and enjoy it.
When I moved in to my new place, I found what I thought was a great deal online, so I signed up, set up my TV in the living room, and waited for the technician to arrive.
And waited … and waited.
Two weeks later, someone did finally come to get me all set up, but it wasn’t installed right, and … I was back to waiting.
I’ll admit that as soon as I decide something isn’t working for me, I want to change it (and see immediate results), so righteous indignation over not having working cable led me to spend hours (literally HOURS) talking to the customer support line, trying to get the right services for the right price.
While I was working to get everything fixed, I spent almost three weeks with no hum or endless chatter … and I was just fine. In fact, when the cable company did finally get everything straightened out and I sat down and turned the TV on, I didn’t even have the access to the channels I normally watch.
What. a. bummer.
Can you believe it?!
The time and energy that I’d put into something so unimportant not only tired me out, it distracted me, and in reality, I think a side conversation between God and me about the TV was meant to go more like this:
So this week I called and cancelled my service, and then last night I unplugged the receiver from the wall, untangled the cables, found the remote, and stacked them all by the door.
No more cable.
Life is just going to be different right now, and it’s fine. God is faithful and the best is yet to come; I need to remember that. I don’t have time to waste sitting at home, wondering and complaining about every little thing that doesn’t go the way [I think] it should.
Maybe I’ll find an alternative, video streaming and such, but in the meantime I’m going to learn to live without cable. There’s simply more time to enjoy my new city and please the [only] One that matters.
I’ll let you know how it goes!