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Wednesday, August 26, 2009


How is it I let my email inbox start to overflow with offers, savings, alerts, updates and a bazillion other notices I do not have time to read, do not care about, or have come to think, unrealistically, that I'll get around to reading them "later?"

It's been a slow but steady growth - to the point where I finally realized this morning I am so swamped with so many that none of them means anything except having massive emails to delete, which takes too much time.

So I unsubscribed to nearly all of them. Whack, whack, whack.

It took an hour, but I figure in the long run it will save me ten times that number over the months - having to delete hundreds of unread messages. Not to mention the ungratifying journeys I've taken when I succumb to open them, peruse what's available/for sale, etc., only to decide I do not really need or want what I've just spent too much time evaluating.

I'm an inveterate online shopper - when I need something I usually go where I know I'll get the best item at the greatest value with fair-to-free shipping costs and I'm good to go.

I had also subscribed to online publications and newsletters I no longer read now - for any number of reasons, mostly because the content is not as substantial as I wish.

I also had emails from a plethora of meetup groups to which I subscribed, looking for the right fit, that I'll never attend now because I did find the right groups that suit me.

Hmm. Come to think of it, I'm also de-cluttering my home, streamlining everything I own and cleaning what needs to be spiffed up. I must be making way for something new coming into my life - I just don't realize what it could be. I'm simply preparing for whatever it is, so when it arrives I'm ready.

Sort of like preproduction for the next stage of life...

After purging my emails of all these newsletters, updates, sales notifications, free shipping offers and more meaningless blather, I'm now free to focus on what really matters: having a good hair day.


OK, that and responding to real emails from correspondents I look forward to answering!

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