My top New Year’s Resolution for 2016 was to organize my family’s photos. I had several years’ worth of photos on my computer, on random memory discs, on Facebook, and my phone. It was one of those tasks that I knew was so important, yet I never seemed to carve out the time to tackle it. By making it a Resolution, I nudged myself to put in the hard work, dig deep, and get it done.
I’m pleased to say that I accomplished my goal and feel really good about how it all turned out. It occurred to me I may have a number of readers interested in a similar goal for the year ahead, so I thought I’d break down exactly how I did it.
A few things I should tell you, before getting started.
- This project is going to take time. And quite possibly, a lot of it, depending on how many photos you take. Be prepared to put in the work.
- Done is better than perfect. I think what held me back for so long on this project is feeling like it had to all be done in a perfect, consistent way. I only made progress when I decided to release my expectations of having it be perfect.
- You won’t regret doing this. Over Thanksgiving, I was able to share my photo albums with family and I realized how proud I was of myself for completing this project. I also feel peace of mind knowing my family’s photos are stored in multiple locations now.
With that, let’s break down how I completed this goal. [Read more…]