Weight = Lifted

Yesterday I deleted 108,000 emails from the gmail account I’ve had since 2004.

It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while.

I did archive them, since legal proceedings have taught me you never know what you might need, but not having them just a search away on any device in front of me is a weight off my mind.

I don’t have to see email from fifteen years ago that pops up in the odd search.

I remember how exciting it was to “never delete another email” and then it became an albatross.

Author: James Aaron

Oregonian, father, tinkerer, gardener. I like to build things. I'm a #sciencefiction writer (jamesaaron.net/books) and #retrotech curmudgeon. Member of the Wordos, and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA)