I'm behind y'all. Painfully, painfully behind. My inbox is exploding at over 100 messages. Granted, some of them are for our upcoming move. Some of them are addresses or reminders that I need to record somewhere else. BUT, some of them are "real mail." They are heartfelt emails from you. I read them and a million thoughts and responses flood my brain...but I don't start typing, and the next day I get a whole bunch of NEW messages, and the important ones from the day before just keep getting buried...deeper....and deeper into the recesses of my inbox. Some of them are so old that it is almost embarrassing to respond to them now. There are evenings when I am determined to decrease the surplus. I delete junk that somehow was overlooked and answer quick questions to decrease that magic number......but that means I don't take the time to write the ones that count. Even if I wrote one a day, shoot, even three a week, it would make a drastic difference.
I have a friend who ALWAYS responds to an email the day she gets it. I tried this. It didn't work. Actually, since I know this is something she does, I decided to play the game with her once. I sent her an email. She responded. I sent one right back. She sent me one with lots of questions about my life (dirty little trick). I responded but eventually had to give up. She HAD to have the last word. It was hilarious! If you are one of the many who is waiting for a reply, know that it isn't personal. I love getting your emails and reading your news and thoughts. Anyone else struggle with this? Any bright ideas?