I didn't anticipate time to write during the trip.
My inbox surprised me though. Despite my efforts to keep in touch via the iPhone, I accumulated more than 700 emails. I deleted some emails during the trip, but others were kept to take a closer look at when I had time to read blog posts on a larger computer screen.
While reviewing a week's worth of emails, I discovered:
- I can live without 30 of those email subscriptions being delivered to my inbox daily. I canceled them.
- I need to use my Google Reader more. It would streamline my reading process.
- I don't need to keep most of the emails that I do. I should read, digest and trash them. Recently, I deleted about 45 percent of my email files. While it was purely a stupid mistake, I survived. Since then, I question do I really need this file before labeling and archiving it in my mailbox.
- I spend a lot of time reading about writing, instead of writing.
I'll end on that note, so we can all return to our writing.