It’s true, Email is going to be the death of me. I promise it is. You are going to find me one day flattened out somewhere by the weight of all things email.
I’m sitting here today working on emails and realizing that it’s never ending and I truly need an entire week to do nothing but email. As I was doing this I thought I needed a little break and should blog about my email sorrows. So, that being said, here is finally a blog from me, Kimberly Jarman, on something other than pictures:)
Email. What was life like before email? Do you remember? It seems like so long ago, but I do remember somewhat.
I remember that I used to write letters. I had pen pals, well maybe not pen pals, but boys that I had met at summer camp and became “friends” with. We would write back and forth to each other every week or so and sometimes the letters would be 15 pages long. I think once email came around that’s when those letters stopped.
I remember that I would call friends and chat with them for hours. Now my best friends don’t hear from me on the phone.
I remember that I would read a book. I would sit down and read a book for hours. I would light candles, turn on music, and lay on my couch and read. (now I listen to audio books while I work).
Oh the good ole days when there weren’t cell phones, iphones, email, blogs, internet, email… back when life was slower.
Please don’t get me wrong. Now that I have it I will never go without it. I LOVE my iphone more than most probably do. I LOVE the newest tech gadget. I LOVE email. I HATE talking on the phone. I LOVE the technical advances that all this has brought, I just can’t keep up with it all and sometimes I wish I could go back to the days when it was a little less chaotic.
Now my life consists of 50-100 emails a day on top of running a business, working on client projects, answering phones, being a wife, being a mom, being a boss, and random other acts that must be accomplished through the day. It’s amazing how much life changes in such small periods of time.
I’m fully admitting to all of you that, while I do run a succesful business and try to offer the best customer service, i’m horrible at email. I really try. I try to answer every email as soon as I get it, but it weighs me down, I take a break, and then they are still there shouting respond, respond, respond… I want an answer right now…. come on, answer me!!! So, right now i’ve been answering emails for 5 hours. That’s all i’ve done, is sit down and answer emails from the top to the bottom. Sadly, as I answer one and file it away another one appears and then I answer that and another one appears again! I’m getting through them slowly, but surely. I will do it!!
So, now that you’ve read all of this you are wondering, ok Kim, what is your point? Why did you blog on email and why did I just sit here and read it? Well, that is a great question. The answer is…. I just wanted to blog on it.. no reason really. I just wanted you to know that i’m trying to get to all my emails, but i’m not the super girl who can answer EVERY email within 24 hours. It might take me a couple of days. It doesn’t mean I don’t like you and I don’t care about you, it means that I have a lot of emails and i’m trying to get to them all:) I also wanted to blog because I know i’m not alone. I’m not alone!!! I know that there are some of you super stars who are amazing at email and are organized and perfect and I give you total props. Please help me!!! I know that there are others out there who are like me and are suffocating by the email… know that you aren’t alone!!!
One day, when I find a solution I will blog again on email and how I conquered my inbox. Until then feel free to email me… but know that it might take a little while and I do still love you!!!
Until then, please enjoy a beautiful image of my inbox… and yes… that does say 1287 messages unread – it doesn’t mean they are all unread, just marked as unread… but now you get the point… it’s gonna be the death of me:)