You know what really helps both my writing and my blogging?
I have traveled much of the world, and have had the opportunity to see many wondrous sights. But, as much as I hate to admit it, I have few pictures of my first several trips. That’s because I busied myself taking notes and working the tape recorder, and I depended on others to snap choice shots for me.
Bad idea #1.
About my third year, I finally got myself a good camera and learned to use it. Also, I took my husband along with his camera. Between the two, I began to accumulate some really decent shots. When I came home, I downloaded them and dumped them in a pile on my external drive.
Bad idea #2.
So many shots I knew were tucked away somewhere but I had no idea where to locate them. Other times I totally forgot I had the shot at all.
Finally–too many years, countless pictures, and untold wasted hours later–I got organized. I have now catalogued my pictures and at long last am building myself a decent photo library.
Why, oh why, did I wait so long?
“The soul never thinks without a picture.”