Remember all those resolutions I mentioned just about two months back? Well, I’m working on them, but whoa, 2017 has been off to a pretty all-over-the-place start. I also realized that I forgot to mention a pretty important part of my “Photography” resolution: To *finally* get all the digital photos I have stored in a zillion different places under control.
Here’s why: Right now, I have close to 50,000 digital pics on my laptop. That’s not counting the — wait for it — 9,456 that I have on my iPhone. (Yikes, right?) I do think that a lot of my pics have been unintentionally duplicated somehow during transfers from one outdated computer (like my beloved college MacBook) to the next. Still, it’s a non-physical clutter problem that I really need to fix.
The solution: Gretchen Rubin says in her book The Happiness Project that you should do one thing that thing that makes you unhappy for 15 minutes a day. (She’s referring to a daunting task—aka overwhelming amounts of digital photos that need to be organized, ugh.) Every day, you’ll get a bit more of it done until, eventually, you can completely cross it off your list.
So, this is what I’ve been doing: Setting a timer and combing through a chunk of photos on my laptop a few times a week as I watch TV. The task still feels daunting, but it’s getting…less daunting by the day.
What’s an annoying project on your list? And do you have any digital photo organization tricks?