Let me tell you the sad tale of woe of the Email Catastrophe.
During my sabbatical, I was a little lax on keeping up with my email. (read: I didn’t keep up with it at all). Yesterday I decided to tackle the great big inbox monster of 900+ emails. Backstory: I get my personal emails and my Dominee@BlessingManifesting.com emails sent to the same place for convenience.
As I was going through these emails I realized that most of them were random notifications from my favorite websites and newsletters. Once I’d tackled a whole month’s worth I realized that I had not-a-one Blessing Manifesting related email, which all sorts of bummed me out.
Anyway, I trudged on because I was riding this huge wave of inspiration and motivation and I felt like I had a halo of rainbows and sunshine and glitter around me because I am Super Biz woman, hear me roar. So I chugged on and easily sent another month’s full of notifications to the trash and then, in horror, it dawned on me. No requests to the SoulSisterhood? No submissions for guest postings? Complete silence for two whole months? That can’t be possible!
I felt like my stomach took a trip to my toes. I frantically logged into a different email account and sent a test email to Dominee@BlessingManifesting.com. 10 minutes later I was still looking at an empty inbox freaking the fark out. I discovered that while I could send emails – I could not receive emails. So, I talked to my website host and they fixed the issue but the fact remains from May 11th until this morning I haven’t received any emails and there’s no way to recover them.
I was really tempted to sit in a corner and cry.
Then the Drama Queen came out. I was all like This is a sign from the Universe that I suck at Biz and I should just quit. I let everyone down by being an oblivious moron. Why do these things always happen to meeeeee? It was all very self-pitying and dramatical. Eventually I came to my senses. Yes, it does totally and absolutely suck. But at the end of the day, it’s bounce-back-able and I can’t let it get me down.
If you’ve sent me an email in the last two months – please re-send it!
Important Lessons Learned:
Paying attention is pretty essential
Sometimes you gotta roll with the punches
It’s not the end of the world, until it is, and then there’ll be zombies
Thanks for sticking with me. You are amazing and I appreciate you.
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You are absolutely lovely, wonderful person. Keep on keepin' on and good things are in your future.
Just love your honesty and authenticity! It is so helpful to me to see a person being so real! And yes, life happens and we can move forward anyway! :)
Hehehe, thanks, I've always been a fan of seeing the blooper reel!
Thanks! I see it too and I'm excited!
Glad you're back on line just in time for me to find you ;)
I'm so happy you're back! I've missed your posts ~ I can't tell you what a source of comfort and inspiration you've been to me since I've found your blog ♥
Ya know, maybe it was just burnout here, burnout in giving so much positive energy and reinforcement to others that it actually just drained you over time. And there's no shame in that. You just needed a vacation from THIS job, and if it was a 3 month vacation… well, that's totally ok. That's what it took to get refreshed and and when the time was right you did. :-)
You're right. Sometimes time really is what we need.
Thanks so much for writing this; it was exactly what I needed to read. I've been feeling the same way for a few months now, and I'm hoping it's a time thing too. You're such an inspiration and I'm so glad that you're feeling better now and back to posting again – your writing really lifts me up! :)
I've been in the depths of depression for a long time. It is good to see you posting again. I have missed your words.
an excellent post, and definitely what I needed to read right now. I am feeling a little lost in my world right now – my chronic health problems are weighing on me more than usual, and I find myself looking back at how far I've come and feeling proud, but also looking forward and having no idea what my next step is. I'm beginning to feel like that next step won't be something that I actively pursue, but something that comes with time. So, in the meantime, I am going to treat myself with love and gentleness, and return to myself.
I keep thinking about getting my ear pierced and getting a small tattoo (I love yours!) – can you tell me about your experience of getting tattoos and how much your lotus cost you? Only if you feel drawn to sharing :)