I finally did it. I cleaned out my e-mail on my phone (I had 6,798 e-mails) and my yahoo account (9,213.) It was a great feeling. Of course I didn't read all of them, but now they are gone for good!
I liked the feeling of having a fresh start so much that I took it a step further. I went into my Yahoo list serves (I had 10 of them) and support groups who have been so insightful these past 2 and a half years and changed all of my lists to "no e-mails" status. So, yesterday and today I only received a few e-mails, and was able to see the ones that I really needed to see! It was wonderful.
Don't get me wrong, the support system is great, but it was beginning to stress me out. Too many e-mails on too many topics, makes me worry about things I don't need to worry about. It was starting to make me feel like I wasn't doing enough...when I know in my heart, we are.
I often think that my obsession with knowing everything about Kendall's health, therapies, etc...takes over in an unhealthy way. If I could refocus my energy on doing things with Kendall instead of reading about them it would be so much better!
I've also been running a lot lately. It's my therapy. I love it. I have a half marathon this Sunday, and I have never felt so strong going into one before! I know this will be a personal record for me! Barring any unforeseen injuries, I plan to do the White Rock Marathon the first week in December. We'll see how that goes....
Anyway, I have issues cleaning out my running shoes. (obviously) There are a lot of miles and memories on each pair of running shoes I own. It's kinda ridiculous. But I can actually remember each race with each pair of shoes, and every situation in my life I worked through my head while running. But I did it. I narrowed it down to 4 pairs... and am putting these in the attic!
Next, I plan to tackle the black hole....closet....in my office. Wish me luck!