Thursday, 4 October 2012
I am really guilty of email procrastination.
I have 3 accounts.
I have a total of 53 342 unread emails.
I confess I am a terribly email user. I don't know anybody who uses goolemail, and is routinely reminded that they are now approaching the maximum storage limit. Every time I log in, I get a message: 'You are a greedy inbox hoarding pig, who monopolises all the extra GBs, that keep expanding, and still you need more!'
It isn't that I don't have a spam box. I empty that. I just, I don't know, skim through, answer when I can and think, meh, I'll get to the others later.
And then I don't.
I found myself thinking today about creating a whole new email account.
A beautiful empty inbox.
I know I would just clutter it up.
Is that somehow reflective of my state of mind?
I certainly hope not.
Well, as part of my Stoptober/ decluttering, I need some space, and this junk is strangling me... I'm trying to organise and tackle the chaos that churns gently beneath the surface. I know it is autumn, not spring, and this is all a little backwards, but I feel this need to re-evaluate and simplify. Make the world that I create around me reflect a little more of what I actually want to achieve.
Don't ask about my filing boxes.
I am so not ready to deal with those.
I am not sure I am ever going to be ready to deal with those, but then again last week I was going to start a new email account too. Perhaps, there is hope after all.
Don't hold your breath either way, and for goodness sake, do not ask me for a copy of my electric bill from 2008, because I don't know where it is. Actually I do, it is in the loft. In one of 9 matching black expandable filing boxes. (See the problem!) I have it, I paid it, and people who are organized enough that they know where they put their receipts and stuff for the last 5 years, all neatly labelled and what not, blah, I'm jealous and a little frightened of you.
I have now emptied my email accounts.
I have 0 unread messages.
I have finally owned up, and swept my email accounts clean.
And that is me completely exhausted.
Button pushing, it is a hard days work, I tell ya.