Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Simplify..




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!

5 comments:

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Good for you cleaning out your email! I hate when I realize how many emails I have. I should follow in your footsteps and delete delete delete ...

Jennifer said...

We seem to be on the same journey! I just deleted over 5000 emails from 3 email accounts on Sunday. I'm now getting into the habit of deleting and responding as a read. It feels so good to go into a nearly empty inbox.

My next challenge is our bedroom closet. Purging all sorts of things!

TherExtras said...

Very impressive! And she looks so cute in her high chair!

The attic?!

jocalyn said...

yep. the attic. its where i put things im not completely ready to part with! someday, maybe, just maybe, i will be able to clean out the attic...

Maria said...

Inspiring post... the running would be so great, I really just have to make myself do it I suppose. I will try not to send many messages your way! Kendall looks so big in the photo :)