My First thredUP Box!

Finally! Who else loves getting packages in the mail, even if you know exactly what’s coming? It’s so much fun. Today, my first thredUP box came!*

*(Technically it’s my second box – but the first one never showed up, unfortunately. USPS says it was delivered, but I never got it. After some trouble, I was finally able to contact thredUP customer service, mostly through Twitter, and they refunded me the full cost of my order including shipping!)

Under the cut to see what I got – and how much money I saved off retail prices!

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The BEST Thing You Can Do For Your Email Inbox

It’s amazing how much email I get nowadays. While I never want to be that person who’s constantly attached to their inbox, it’s almost like you have to check your email regularly, or it’ll pile up and become overwhelming and unbearable.

But do you ever think about how much of the email that comes into your inbox is just plain garbage?

Seriously. Look at your inbox right now. How many of those emails are you going to open, and how many will you trash without even clicking on them? Of those you do open, how many will you actually read, as opposed to just skimming and then tossing them? And how many will you reply to?

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Are You Obsessed With Your Email?

Let me ask you a question. How often do you check your email?

If you’re like most people, you’ll probably say “every day.” Honestly, I can’t imagine going a day *without* checking my email. But upon further reflection, I… honestly think I check my email *TOO* much. I’ve been trying to take stock of my little habits, and lately, that’s the one I’ve noticed.

Wake up, get ready for work, check my email. Then maybe an hour later, check my email again. It can literally be ten minutes later and there I am, logging into Google again. And again. And again.

Does anyone else do that?

Okay, I don’t think I’m really obsessed. I think it’s just become a habit in this tech-crazy world, where we all feel inclined, or maybe even required, to be connected at all times. The phones in our pockets/purses ensure that we’re always dialed in, and make it a hell of a lot easier to keep checking – even if we’re not necessarily expecting any specific correspondence to fly our way.

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Project 365… Once More

If anyone’s been following my blog for a few years, you may remember back in 2013-2014 when I first took on Project 365. I’ve decided to do it again this year and started in the middle of June.

For those who don’t know, the premise is simple: take one photo each day for a year. I’ve chosen to once again catalog my attempts at this project through Instagram, since I like it as a public forum and I think it’s a good way to keep myself on track.

Some days are easier than others. Some days, simply put, are crazy busy, not necessarily with anything interesting, and I nearly forget to take a photo. Other days are busy in a different way and leave me with photo after photo to choose from.

Either way, it’s another endeavor I’ve chosen to pick up – and I think it’ll be especially great with my big trip to New England coming up in under two weeks!

If you’re interested, check out my Instagram for this project here.