100 Word Challenge: Memories

I take a lot of photos. If you’ve hung out here long enough, you might remember when I posted pix from a weekly photo hike… I do miss those. I need to start them up again.

Usually, I use my Nikon DSLR when shooting, but sometimes, I just pull out my iPhone and snap something quick.

I am also terrible about deleting photos. Right now, I probably have close to 40,000 photos stored on several, separate computer files. At least 2,000 of those were on my phone. That’s a Two with Three Zeros. (Actually, it was 2,106 transferred photos.)

I did have that many on my phone until I remembered I have a Dropbox account. I didn’t want to down load all those photos to my laptop and eat up storage space there, so I packed them up and sent them off to Dropbox… and nearly filled my space limit there too.

As the photos went from my photo library to my Dropbox file, I would cull the one I didn’t want to keep at all. Afterward I was strangely uneasy, almost on the verge of panic. I was successful with the transfer, and could locate them in their new home, but I was still very anxious about the whole process.

I did keep a little more than a dozen pix on my phone. Photos of my kids, one or two of my pets, the Mister, and a few memes. It’s odd seeing all my saved pictures on a single screen and not having to scroll forever to find the image I want.

Now that I have all that open space, I need to take more pictures.

“There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough.” ~ Irwin Shaw

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What to do:

Using “memories” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.