Happy Wednesday and hump day! Hope this post finds all of you doing well! I'm starting something new here on my blog and hoping that it will help me be 'more accountable' to me in my daily memory keeping.
At the first of each year I start off taking a lot of pictures (on a daily basis 20+) and by the time this part of the year rolls around I may be taking 20 pictures a week. Life gets busy, I'm thinking that I already have a picture of that, I'm an 'empty nester' who needs to know that, or I just get plain lazy and don't feel like chasing down my camera. But the truth of the matter is, I'm the only one that can document my life, from my vantage point.
Not too long ago I was looking through some of my old Project Life albums, as I was turning the pages I realized that so many of the little moments that I recorded I had already forgotten. There was not one second I thought 'now why did I take the time to record that'... but rather I had just the opposite reaction 'I am so glad I took the time to record that because had I not, I would not remember this'. Which brought me to this point in my daily memory keeping... I like looking back through my old pictues and reliving the different moments and times in my life, I like looking back and seeing that I survived that 'not so wonderful' period in my life - it reminds me that I am stronger than I give myself credit for, I like knowing that I am leaving a legacy - even if it may be only for me.
I recently signed up for a Forever account and am so loving it! It has already saved me a couple of times from loosing my pictures! Recently I had to make more room on my phone and in the process of - what I thought I was doing was moving my pictures - when in fact I had deleted them! I was in panic and quickly thinking back over all of the memories that I had just erased and would never be able to replace... THEN it dawned on me, I have auto back-up from my phone to Forever. I hopped over to my account and there they were, safe and sound - ppphew - what a relief and crisis averted.
I've gotten to the point that when I snap my pictures on my phone I use only the camera app because I feel it allows me more flexability with my pictures. This past weekend as I was going through my Forever library (deleting duplicates, cropping, editing, making notes on each picture - so nice to have it all in one place, it is like having instagram on my computer) I had this idea to make folders for each week that I could share with my family and friends that has my pictures and notes all in one spot! Since I also use my blog as a memory keeping tool, it came to mind... why not tie them together... hence long story short - not... this post.
So this is what happened last week. Click on the picture to hop over and view my weekly album at Forever.
Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time - Happy Memory Keeping!
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