Usually I am fired up about the opening day of the football season. I have my Steelers tshirt on and my pool numbers on the coffee table. If the Steelers game wasn’t one, I would be on the couch watching whatever game was on just because football was on.
Not this year.
I’ve been watching football on Sundays ever since I can remember. With my dad and other family members. With friends or alone. At home. At the bar.
Not this year.
No football for me. No football pools for me.
I’m boycotting it this year.
I’m not going to talk about why I’m boycotting it because that’s not what this blog is about. I have nothing good to say so I’m keeping my mouth shut.
Instead of watching football for three or four hours on Sundays, I’m going to write and draw. I’m going to read books on writing. I’m going to daydream. I’m going to make plans.
I’m going to work on my non-fiction book proposal. My romance novel. On short stories I need to finish.
I’m going to explore my creativity with my colored pencils, markers, paper and whatever else I find and draw my heart out.
I’m going to invest the money that I’m saving every week by not being in any pools in myself. I’m going to start a writing website/blog so I can showcase my writing and whatever else. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now so my Sunday afternoons are free so why not?
Will I miss football?
Will I miss being in football pools with my coworkers?
YES! I’m very lucky and win a ton of money. I was told last year by a coworker that I couldn’t be in his pool because I won too much. I won five time which was a total of $250. He didn’t win once. Oh well.
Do I miss it today?
But sometimes you just have to talk a stand and go in a different direction.
This is one of those times.
Who knows. Maybe at some point I will change my mind and watch again, but for right now I’m not watching.
Not Monday night. Not Thursday night. Not Sunday.
I will not be cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers nor will I be watching Jon Gruden coach the Las Vegas Raiders in their new home which I was really looking forward to.
Right now I have a closet to clean out, pictures to take and a post to write about it.
I think I’ll like these different kind of Sundays.