November 3, 2011

Obsession Understood

I LOVE PICTURES.

Does the phrase "Organize photos" make you cringe? Not me...

So, maybe I'm not so good at taking them all of the time (getting better). But that doesn't mean I dont' love them! Flipping through pictures whether in my hands, in a book, or on the computer is just awesome. I could do it all the time. And here's why.

I have a very crappy memory. I didn't realize this until my  husband was talking about his younger years, and I seriously couldn't remember a thing from that time period. I'm not joking. I have what I like to call a "trigger memory." Let me explain. A certain current event, or photo will usually have to trigger a memory from the long ago past for me to remember it. And then I'm on a roll. I can tell ya what I was wearing, who was with me, often the smells in the air, etc.

It was my "Aha" moment. I finally realized why I obsess over going through photos. It is complete nostalgia. And so with that, I have no fear and a lot of excitement for the task I have taken upon myself.

My Mom has about eight huge boxes of unorganized photos in her house dating all the way back to 1984. Guess what I just offered to do? Organize them...dun dun dun. I have already gone through one box in just a couple of hours. I group them by year, then by event. And let me just say, I am so grateful that I have most of my pictures on my computer and backed up in a couple of places. I group them by year, and then in sub files by month. That is just how my brain works. I love it love it love it.


2 comments:

M.C. Sommers said...

Could you please come organize all of my photos? I am hopeless at doing it! I've been able to do a few years on iPhoto, but I still have hundreds to go through. I always seem to get so distracted. Although, it would be a good winter project to do when it's snowing outside--put on some fun music, have some good treats nearby, and glue myself to the computer!

Ty, Steph, & Bristol said...

Good treats and music make it much better! Before you know it, you'll have been organizing for hours! Good luck! It's totally worth it in the end!