People are always talking about shows that they've "binge-watched" on Netflix or Hulu. I'm guilty of it. I binge-watched "The Office" last school year, bundled up on my sorority house's couch. I was a sucker for "Gilmore Girls," "Gossip Girl," and "Riverdale." But honestly…
I could have been way more productive as a freshman or sophomore if I'd spent less time watching TV and more time talking to people, getting involved on campus, or putting my nose to the grindstone and getting my homework done. Watching TV, at least to me, was used as comfort, a distraction from what I was really feeling and challenges I wanted to face. It was all too easy to procrastinate on interacting with the real world when there was always more TV to watch!!
This past year, a lot has changed. I've tried to get rid of the things getting in my way from achieving my goals: doubting myself, procrastination, and avoiding being social out of fear. Giving up TV (most days) has been a successful solution for getting me out of my room and into the real world. As a result, I am proud of the person I've become this year—a girl who gets shy but pushes herself to try new things, regardless. When I do watch TV, I see it as more of a reward for putting my best foot forward.
If you want to chill and have a TV marathon with me this summer, we definitely can. But until then, you probably won't catch me in front of the TV.