1/28/12

Defragging

For the better part of January, which is the better part of gone, I've been purging.


No, not the master cleanse, or the detox diet, but more like hoarders anonymous for the laptop.


To give credit where credit is due, I thank Apple for pulling their (my) iWeb and my (their) Mobile me gallery. You see, while everyone else was connecting and commenting and building their blog base through social media, I stayed true to my little 'ole easy to use website.  
It's like I wrote,  illustrated (with photos) and published  my own storybook from 2003 - until June of 2012.  


But now it's time to move on, and I do so with no regrets.   Time for another chapter. Turn the page.  Head out on the highway to clear my head and Macbook.  Seriously it's time to purge because of  years of internet bingeing.  If pinterest was food, I'd be a sumo wrestler.


It's so very embarrassing and exhilarating.  Last night, while Skyping with my friend Kate, I tried to find a photo I wanted to share with her.  It was hopeless, not to mention the fact that I do not can't multitask.  Try finding a photo amongst scads and scads of archived folders, events, scans, tiffs, and jpegs, all while balancing your laptop and a glass of wine.


Today, I'm still rifling through and trying to put finishing touches on the Year-In-Review, with apologies to my loyal followers for the delay, but by the end of the week-end, your and my wait will be over.


Side-note: So glad a true friend doesn't delete you when you neglect to send condolences, and time and distance prohibit a non virtual get-together,   Ring me up, Scotty.


And so my detoxification process continues.
day before yesterday = my desktop, gossip, and ungratefulness
yesterday = iPhoto (you may question why I couldn't find said photo last night, and so do I)
today = safari bookmarks and bitterness
tomorrow = e-mails and american idol's preliminary auditions
the next day = pinterest boards, worry, and facebook subscriptions (did you know you can unsubscribe from certain fb status updates?)
sunday evening = Year-In-Review Movie and a lighter, happier me.


Cut-off.
Gone like yesterday.
Boom
Deleted
Free.
Pruned.


So I got to thinking about purging and pruning. Unlike the years with an iWeb journal, I haven't named 2012 yet, but thanks to blogger I have a new mantra/blog category entitled "What Does It Mean, When It Says ...?"  which I'll refer henceforth as WDIMWIS.


WDIMWIS ...


"Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned." John 15:4-6



5 comments:

Kate said...

:-D Sounds like a great start to 2012. I loved our Skype date and believe me, the little black box was much easier on the eyes for you!

Somehow I missed a few posts. Off to refill my coffee so I can read them.

We bought a GoPro last night. I couldn't help but think of Ben.

STORIES Photography said...

Well, then, when can we expect your Cruise-in-Review?

Hopesrising said...

Thanks for stopping for a visit...Isn't that Muskegon. Pere Marquette Beach??

Hopesrising said...

Or maybe not? :)

Julee Ann said...

Keen eye Hoperising ;-)