I am overwhelmed with the emails that flood my inbox on a daily basis.
Every email that comes in with a new and improved way to teach math isn’t all it’s cracked up be. If I am honest with myself only a fraction of what I receive each day is worth my time. So, yes, I am starting to unsubscribe like crazy…again.
But this is about more than email overwhelm. This is about feeling the need to pay attention to everything because I don’t want to miss anything. So, I grab onto everything that I see – the good, the bad and the ugly.
And, it’s just too much.
Although there’s a lot of great stuff out there, there’s also a lot of fluff. And, in my zealousness, I open my arms and bring it all in.
I need to be discriminating rather than worrying about what I might be missing.
I’ve tried to unsubscribe from everything.
I’ve tried not reading emails older than a week.
I know why this is happening. It’s part of my imposter syndrome.
I’ve tried adding blogs to my WordPress reader rather than getting email notifications. But after awhile I forget. So, I resubscribe to keep up with every shiny, new gadget.
It’s easier to consume because creating is risky. Creating means bearing my soul.
What if it’s not good enough?
What if no one sees it?
What if I really do suck?
Cross posted to The Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Story Challenge.