I'm not sure why.
Is it because I don't want to look too desperate? As if, heaven forbid, I check my email three times a day? (Okay. Ten.)
This is dumb. Emphasis on the dumB.
And it's going to stop.
This is not a New Year's Resolution. This is a New ME Resolution. I will write people back at my earliest convenience. My inbox will no longer be a to-do list a mile long that fills me with guilt. (Ack! Is she still on there? Now it's almost too late to write her back ... how embarrassing ....)
I will press forward, constant and courageous, tenaciously clicking REPLY in response to inquiries, newsy updates and hi-how-are-yas, boldly going where That Girl has not gone before. YES. I will return that very affection that makes me check my email
And I want them to keep emailing me.