I was looking for an email last night. I couldn’t find it. After searching through 3 email accounts, I thought, it must be under that other email.
Yes. I have 4 email accounts.
One’s old and mostly filled with spam. One is good and I should protect it. One is for the blog. One is from law school.
Oh, and I have one from iCloud. … and one at work.
Now I’m up to 6 email accounts.
… are you sweating yet? That is too many freaking email accounts, folks.
What is worse about my email accounts right now is that they are filling up with crap.
A newsletter here, a sale here. Lingering subscriptions from buying tickets, or updates I don’t need from Instagram or Twitter. I freaking love Twitter (do you follow me? @GoodnightDebt!) but I can’t stand the updates telling me that people are talking about a certain hashtag. That just means it’s a chat! Leave me alone!
Well I’ve had enough.
When I started my debt repayment in January 2014, I purged all my email accounts. I even wrote up a little ditty about it. It was great. However, over the last 18 months, they’ve filled up again.
What are they filled with? JUNK
Junk about unnecessary updates, or sales I won’t attend. I don’t buy anything! Why do I need to know about all the sales? Between Gap, Banana Republic, and Kohl’s, there is always a sale.
Between Qantas, Travel Leaders, Delta, American Airlines, Trip Advisor, KLM, AirBnb, Hotels.com, La Quinta, Travel Guard, Best Western, Marriott Rewards, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise line and Airfare Watchdog, there is always a reason to feel bad that I’m not traveling. (I have a problem.)
The Running Room reminds me that I can’t run right now.
Swagbacks reminds me that I’m not hustling.
None of these emails are helping me. They are only clogging up my mental capacity. Quite frankly, they are making me feel pretty awful.
It’s time to unsubscribe again.
I was lenient last time, but this time I have to be without ruth. Ruth is leaving. I will be ruthless.
And when I check me email after this is all over, I’ll feel better than I do right now.