For some odd reason, I've developed this fear of opening up e-mails. I always expect some bad news or some stressful situation I don't want to deal with...usually with my professors or clients.
It gets me into trouble a lot, especially when I muster the courage to open up the email at the very last minute possible...usually during the end of the day or week. And then, low and behold, I miss some deadline.
I have that exact problem with the profs. and everything......For me, I was in the process of trying to transfer the school that I'm at now, in late 2008-early2009 and it took days
for me open each email from the transfer coordinator, financial person, everyone, and at one point, I got the not so good news in one email that I would have to apply to the school all over again(application, essay, portfolio, financial forms, everything
), and then I emailed her and she said to call her to discuss it further but I ignored her, and I actually didn't communicate with her for a whole THREE MONTHS cuz I was so afraid of what would happen!
After that I got the nerve to email her though with a couple questions and you know what?
It turns out the reason she had wanted to discuss over the phone is because she had the good news that the school was gonna grant me an exception to the new policy of reapplying, so I did nothing and was afraid for 3 months for no reason
And I am still afraid of opening emails but now I can't afford to ignore them so I usually open them on the day they come-But back home in Maryland during summer break, I just had my 10 year old little brother read e'm and tell me if it was good news or bad news and then I'd read it myself.