2018 is going to be a tough one for me ~ but don't get me wrong, it's a choice I've made! I want to finish my degree this year, which means a sacrifice of much of my free time (like yesterday's post reveals). I don't know if it will all work out since I am at the mercy of the university's scheduling. It worked out this semester, but who knows what will happen in the summer and fall.
In order to do this, I knew I would have to simplify in every way I could. One of those ways is "unsubscribing" to all of the e-mails I apparently gave permission to e-mail me every day :-( That journey is ongoing. Some need to be told more than once or twice, but I'm sticking to it and seeing some results. Unfortunately, I'm now inundated with unwanted mail that has no "unsubscribe" button. I've been moving those to the junk box, and a friend told me that would take a while too.
Have you been bombarded with companies calling you this month to try to sell you insurance? I had 5 every day until just the last few days. I tried to tell one young lady to take me off the list, I HAVE INSURANCE!!, but no.....she just kept talking until I hung up. I hope those taper off to nothing soon.
The worst one is unfollowing some of the blogs I used to enjoy reading. I realized that the content of those blogs don't do it for me anymore. And yet, I found it difficult ~ but not impossible. This one isn't really a huge issue like thousands of e-mails. But it is part of the "simplify" idea I have been pursuing since the first of the year.
Bottom line: moving toward simplifying life is more work than I thought it would be.