Well, for the first time, folks (in my life), I got my email inbox down to zero!!! For anyone who knows me well, I get 100s of emails (literally) a day. I receive emails that are business-related, online deals, coupons, newsletters, and lots of other great stuff. And I have been pretty good about deleting quickly what I don't want to read or unsubscribing from newsletters/junk mail that I don't need. My usual way of processing through emails was to read/respond to the easy ones and "mark as unread" the ones that I needed to respond to but need more time. It was such a faulty system....and my emails (*that needed action*) sometimes slipped through the cracks and seemed to disappear into a virtual nothingness...until this book...
Getting Things Done is about developing a stress-free productive lifestyle. Most of this book is about getting all of your projects, responsibilities, etc. in order. I am still working on getting my life inbox to zero (*you will understand when you read the book*) because there is way more going on in my life than in my email.
Here are some changes I made in my email processing that helped me:
Taking Control of Your Email
*Note: Of course, always delete emails you are never going to read/use again. And better still, if you find yourself never reading on of those email subscriptions, unsubscribe!
Now you may be thinking "Erg! I'm so confused!" And that's ok. Try reading this great book Getting Things Done and maybe things will get clearer.
I was inspired by the "Behind the Scenes" post by my photographer friends, Jeremy & Kristin (*also my amazing wedding photographers) to make a post of our own showing the "Behind the Scenes" shots of our recent wedding. These photos happen when you are supposed to be taking pictures of the wedding or the details but instead take pictures of each other :)
Fun moment here...right before these next two pictures, Rick and I were taking pictures of details when I turn around and we (at the same time) start taking pictures of each other.
Rick and Bethany McDonnell, Thomasville, Georgia Photographers
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.
Springtime is here and our Lord is alive!
A few weeks ago, I (Bethany) gather together some up-cycled Greek yogurt containers, some purple pots, potting soil, and lots of seeds...to start my garden. I don't really know that much about gardening...all I did was read the seed directions and water as needed. I now have some tiny little plants that I hope will bring me some delicious herbs indoors as well as some starter plants for Rick to plant outside. We'll see if I have a green thumb or not.
Isn't Oliver Bingley (*the orange kitty*) a cutie? He belongs to my parents...
Last Sunday was a very special day...a day that we celebrated our Savior's resurrection. We enjoyed fellowship with our church family Sunday morning and singing in an Easter cantata called "Where Love and Mercy Meet." After church, we spent time with our family eating yummy food and being thankful for God's grace and goodness in our lives. We were grateful to have my sis and cousin visiting from college/grad school.