and Organizing my iphotos.
Now honestly, I'm okay with never catching up on almost that entire list. Except one thing. My completely disorganized and overflowing iphoto library has jut become something of a giant migraine headache to me. The thought of cleaning it out gives me anxiety. To the average observer, it might actually look kind of normal-- what do you think?
Not too bad. Bunches of folders on the left hand side, tons of pictures, just fine. Except This:
Can you see that? It's the part that says: "4,132 items in 98 events" that
Of course, like everything in my life, I have to analyze this and turn it into a metaphor in my life. Hanging on to those photos where they are accessible by the swipe of my fingertips across my mousepad is kind of safe. (I can remind myself of C's baby days at any moment-- both the good and the bad) But it also means there isn't much room for a ton of future pictures. (Before deleting the 2,000+ photos in my trash, I kept getting messages saying iphoto was running low on space--was I sure I wanted to continue?) Keeping them in my iphoto kind of keeps me hanging on....
And it's weird because if I could just start fresh with a blank iphoto-- where I import, export to Shutterfly, save to flashdrive, and delete I think I'd feel so.... free and liberated! But something stops me every time. So please, if you know of any psychological help for something like this, I'm all ears. I think I'm finally ready to move on.