I was working on a post yesterday and I wanted to add the finishing touch of a picture. I was certain I had one. I pulled out the first box of pictures then, 5 boxes and 3 albums later, I conceded. I didn’t have one. I knew the picture had to exist. I had it in my mind. When I close my eyes, I can see the scene so clearly. But, the reality is I don’t have a picture. Disappointed and astonished, I chalked it up to one more instance of “ where are the pictures? “.
Does this situation ever happen to you? You think you have the pictures only to discover you don’t? This instance was not the first time I haven’t had the image I was wanting. I realized this cycle had to end so I’ve put together a list of things to remember in order to stop the cycle.
Stopping the “Where are the pictures? ” Cycle List
- Make/Keep a list of pictures you’d like to take. By doing this small step, you’ll be sure to have the ones you want.
- Take more pictures than you think you need because you can always pare down later.
- Don’t assume someone else took pictures for you or the ones you wanted.
- Keep a camera close at hand.
- Capture images that will trigger memories like signs, favorite places or things, flowers in a yard, etc…
- Organize your photos to make them easier to find when searching for the one you want.
- Take pictures of everything. If you’re a blogger who likes to include pictures in your posts, you never know what you will write about and wish you had a picture.
- Bonus: All these images are good for insurance purposes.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
“But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again’ he was lost and is found.” Luke 15:32 NIV Bible