It’s not me, it's you
I have a problem, y’all.
A brother got pro-BLEMS.
I need to breakup with email subscriptions.
We’re just not on the same pages.
She’s been stalking me, sending me mixed messages. And yes, I´ve been ignoring them.
Yes, 9,824 unread emails.
I admit, I was using her.
I got flight deals (Kayak, Priceline, United, Expedia, Delta), notifications about money (Chase, Mint, Vanguard, Ally), and a whole crap-load of unsolicited offers (everyone but mostly Amazon).
She got me tickets to see OutKast though (Ticketmaster). OutKast, y’all!
It started as a fling. Then, unbeknownst to me, it grew into something serious. Something out of my control.
Now I sit in a McDonald’s cafe, stealing Internet, wondering where we went wrong. Combing through October and September emails only, I’ve unsubscribed from eighty-seven subscriptions.
What is your thing that you could or should breakup with?
What’s a habit you’d do better without?
For a while, unchecked voicemails was my thing. Then my drug of choice was leaving things on the kitchen counter.
I know, it sounds stupid because it is.
Also, sometimes getting rid of one unproductive practice, can make room for another. I know for me, since my purge of television, I’ve become an information junky. Anything that can help me, I’m here for it. Which is good and bad.
But I need balance.
Whatever the case, habits shouldn’t obstruct from goals.
Clearly, mine is/was lack of organization. And deleting these will be a weeklong job.
Important to remember:
Changes don’t always have to be groundbreaking. It could be as simple as committing to a budget or washing the dishes.
One less thing in the way of our goals can’t be bad.
Breakups are hard, so let them down gently.