Answering My Fanmail (Sorta)

The Task

Luxy Hair’s 30 Day Self Care Challenge, Day 5: Clean out your inbox.

Read more about this journey by checking out my previous acts of self-love.

Starting

This was trying for me. At first, I was relieved. Thank heck, I can get some of that garbage out of my email so I can actually find the things I’ve starred as important. Then, I realized that email isn’t my only inbox. I realized that, if I were to truly do this challenge to the fullest extent, I’d have to do something I’ve been avoiding for over a year now.

My Tumblr inbox.

I have a little over 3,000 subs over there. In my inbox, I had 260 unread messages. The only problem is that none of them are spam. I delete the ones I don’t have to respond to. Now I am faced with a giant hoard of messages that I’ve been saving “to respond to later.”

I am going to time myself. I am not going to switch tabs, I’m not going to fall down a YouTube hole. I am going to answer all *gulp* 260 messages from “fans.” Here goes nothing.

Finishing Up

Alright. After 55 minutes, I managed to answer 151 messages. If you ask me, that’s pretty damn good. Especially since I’ve been avoiding this for a year.

Even though I am on a roll and it felt good, I still need to shower and do other things (hi, yes, it’s 9:30 at night and I haven’t eaten anything since noon???) so I can’t spare another hour answering messages.

The Takeaway

I do have to say that I enjoyed this. This is the second time that I found these “challenges” actually challenging. Like day one when I was decluttering my room, I found that the hard work was really rewarding. Just like I no longer have a huge pile of clutter by my bed, I also no longer have a huge pile of clutter in my inboxes. Never before have they been so empty and my conscience so clear!

Important Reminder

Have a lovely day, y’all. As always, remember to drink water 🙂

Question of the Day

Comment Down Below

Q: What is your favorite color?

A: Mine is pink

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4 thoughts on “Answering My Fanmail (Sorta)

    1. Pink is such a gorgeous color.

      I don’t give out my tumblr on other social media. It’s where I complain and vent and talk shit. No one from my “real life” follows me there.

      Thank you for being the first person to comment!!!

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  1. Take pride and credit for every single thing you accomplish no matter how small you think it may be. You did it…it is not always easy…and yet it is done. Good for you.

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