Wednesday, April 10, 2013


I recently read a quote comparing a woman's mind to a computer browser with 2,857 tabs open at all times. This analogy made me laugh because that is what my mental browsing history looks like. It is reported that the average person has approximately 70,000 thoughts per day, and these are the "average" people. I am not sure if I would qualify as average in my ability to over-process thoughts, I may be well above average, exceptional even.  

I was thinking recently (opening another mental tab) how I could concretely remove clutter in my life so it will in effect, remove clutter in my head. I thought about my e-mail account and the feeling of dread I get from the onslaught of junk e-mails that fill up my inbox on a daily basis. These e-mails are not necessarily spam but are from random stores I have shopped at, forums I joined or mailing lists I have subscribed to at one point in time. Every place I go to purchase something, people ask for your e-mail so they can send you coupons, updates or receipts. I gave my address willingly without much thought until one day I open my inbox to 108 e-mails, and none of them were of any substantial value to me. At that moment I had a flash of insight as if hearing a voice from beyond, unsubscribe

So after opening and unsubscribing to 108 e-mails, I began to feel lighter and empowered. I almost became giddy as I answered the, "Are you sure you want to unsubscribe?", with a firm click, YES. What else in my life can I unsubscribe to? The dishes, the laundry, the endless times I have to wipe the toilet bowl on a daily basis because I live with three boys. Oh yes, unsubscribing to it all sounds perfect.

Love & Light,

Here are a few photos of my friend's children. They are beautiful! We had so much fun!

1 comment :

  1. Great shots. All of those kiddos have the same eyes (shape) funny about your post...I JUST did the same thing. I unsubscribed to the same kind of things. And I felt better too! Great post, Stacy...I have hit a lull...maybe tonight!