I had a sorta kinda theme when the challenge began, which was to empty my brown paper bag. That bag was a catch all for the many photos I intended to get to eventually, only it seemed like eventually actually meant never. I decided to blog my way out of that paper bag, and inadvertently ended up blogging about motherhood.
Here is my bag on Day 1-
...and on Day 30-
Zilch. Zero. Nothing to see so move along. Whoohoo! Go me!
This challenge was so good for me from an organizational standpoint. That brown paper bag was not my only photo stash, so besides emptying, filing, and scanning those photos, I also made a very significant dent in my blue box and my clear tub. The photos stored there were more recent and mostly in envelopes by date, so not nearly as stress inducing.
I'm on a roll and now that the photo boxes are dated I can easily file. Some I'll add to scrapbooks because scrapbooking feels way less daunting when your photos are in chronological order. I'll likely make a few photo books too, because I enjoy paging through them.
Finally, I'm going to bind these A-Z posts into books for my daughters. After all, they're the stars of the show. I like to think that someday they'll have children of their own, and will crack open their book to find a kindred spirit in their own mother at various stages along the parenting road.
The biggest and best thing I've gotten out of the A-Z this time around though, was not photo organization, but something else entirely. I remembered how much I love to write.