Avoiding Loss

I have to laugh at myself.

My new car came with a 3 month free subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio. I’m very familiar with the service, as it fell under the “must have” umbrella for my ex. For the two years that I had it in my old car (he “needed” the family plan to have access in all the points he wanted, so service for my car – and the hand-me-down system from his upgrade – were essentially free), I grew to really love it.

But I never loved it enough to pay for it. When he left, so did my service and I returned (and adapted) to world of free radio.

But now I have free access to the good stuff for three months. A normal person would enjoy the heck out of it for the 12 weeks and then quickly brush off its cancellation at the end of the term.

I’m not normal.

I don’t want to adapt to the better programming again only to lose it within a short period. And so I’m pretending that I don’t even have the option of the service. I’ve been very happy without it for the past six years. In fact, when it’s not right in front of me, I’m not even aware that I’m missing anything.

I enthusiastically embrace much of life with all of its loss potential (I’m looking at you, love and marriage), but I just can’t stomach the though of inflicting another needless loss on myself.

Been there. Done that. And I’ll pass on a repeat, thanks.

This post is not Sirius-approved. I don’t think their marketing department envisioned this outcome with their inclusion in every new Kia purchase. Sorry, guys:)

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8 thoughts on “Avoiding Loss

  1. Just last night I got a call from the cable company offering me a free 6 month trial of some channel package. I told them no thanks, partially for the same reasons. I don’t want to spend 6 months finding shows I may like, only to have the trial end – or have me start paying for something I didn’t really want in the first place.

  2. I find it interesting how little things, like subscription radio, can dredge up memories of life during the marriage and the hurt and loss from a dissolution. Still working this aspect out myself. Glad to know I’m not the only one (just saw your same basic statement after I typed mine in the comments above…put a smile on my face).

      1. That is what I have discovered. In do know that I am in a better and healthier place. That is my mindful place when the little things pop up. Life is good.

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