But regardless of the professionalism or how they were arranged, at least I printed my photos. I had hard copies of these memories. The images weren't lost in old computers I can no longer access because of forgotten passwords.
Today, we take unlimited digital photos. We may snap 10 photos of one place in time, just to make sure it was perfectly captured. If you're like me, you don't go back to delete the 9 that had shut eyes, were blurry or weren't framed right. These photos sit on our phones, might get transferred over to a computer or live in the cloud. No one sees them, or remembers them, but some how they were so important to take that you almost didn't enjoy the real moment because you were stuck behind your screen.
I still have thousands of photos that are not edited or sorted. They sit on my computer for days when I am feeling nostalgic and wish to remember how tiny my Kiki was at 3 months or to relive those long vacation days on a beach. But a few weeks ago, I decided I needed to take some action to get control of these photos. They were slowing down my computer, making it almost useless. I visited the Genius Bar at the Apple Store.
I know I am not the only one with unorganized photos that long for a home. These projects can seem overwhelming if you have a backlog of years of photos. Start with one vacation and enjoy a trip down memory lane. You may find it is less of a chore than you think and maybe you'll make that next album sooner than you think!