Last night I decided that it's time. Time for me to do something I have been dreading for the last year. If I'm being honest it's something that I've been dreading for the last five years, and I think that maybe if I put it in print it will actually follow through with it.
Okay here goes.
I must cancel
I've been thinking about this for a while, but it was only when I come home from New York and saw the mountain of paper waiting for me, that I realized it is crazy for me to subscribe to this many magazines. Seriously, looking at the pile right now I am reminded of my first week of Law School, "you want me to read what?" I had said. The difference is that now I am doing this by choice, and paying for it. Well, not any more, as I said "it is time."
I realize that I don't subscribe to that many magazines. Yes, there are people out there who have more, and really my collection only grew because when I would grab a copy here or there, and I would feel so guilty because I could have bought almost the whole year for the price of two. (I get it. That is how they suck you in.) I used to have more in my collection, but since the Devil really does exist Cookie, and Domino were taken from this world in such a tragic way that I still mourn their early departure every time I open my mailbox. (Really, it is still one of the first things I think of.) After that sudden loss I am left with 6 publications in my queue, and while that may not seem like "a lot" every time the September issues roll it, I am faced with with thousands and thousands of
So as I said, "it's time." Sophie's choice here.
Right now in my collection I have:
and the Hubs has:
His selection should be easy since in my eyes they are all THE EXACT SAME magazine, but it's more likely that he will give up none, which leaves me as the one having to make the tough choices. Right now I'm thinking Boston Mag, Vanity Fair, and Vogue are going to be the ones to go. As much as it pains me, these are the ones I probably read the least, and their issues (Vanity Fair) seem to be the meatiest of the bunch. I could probably switch out InStyle for the Vogue, but for some reason I just seem to love it more. (I know, I know bad fashionista.) All I can say is that US, and Domino will be be pried from my hands over my dead body... so in the end I guess it's an easier choice than I thought it would be.
I'd like to say I'm doing it for the trees, but more so I am definitely doing it for my sanity, and for my sleep. Who has time to sleep when there are this many pages to read/skim?
I have a feeling my postman will fully support this decision, I was sensing a little tension when he delivered this month's mags to the door rather than the box. Um, sorry?
P.S. Please God bring back Cookie and Domino. Pretty, pretty, please.
P.P.S. Please don't tell Anna Wintour, I'm pretty sure she wouldn't approve.