Photo Album Purge
I enjoy flipping through photo albums. I like having tangible photos around when I feel like reminiscing. That said, I had too many. Every time I glanced at the shelf of albums, I thought to myself I should really get rid of some photos. Then, I’d distract myself with an unrelated task. Logically, I know that delaying a task will only add stress. Well, I decided to roll up my sleeves and take on the photo challenge.
It took me an entire day, but I persevered! I decided to start with the oldest photos first and began taking photos out of the album to sort. If I thought someone else might enjoy the photo more than me, I put it in a pile for that person. If I wanted to keep the photo, I put it back in the album. I then threw photos away which were either blurry, of a generic tree or bird from a childhood vacation (seemed like a good subject to shoot at the time), very unflattering close-ups of people, etc.
I ended up with a large pile of photos to mail to friends and family (“thank you” to the kind patient postal worker who helped me…you know who you are).
I filled one trash bag full of photos.
I emptied 6 albums in all. I have plenty photo albums left, but they are the keepers. Now, when I look at my photo shelf I can relax.