Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Does This Phobia Have A Name?

For almost three years, I have been taking photos with my Canon Rebel, and for almost three years I have stored all of my photos on this laptop - to the tune of over 16,500 photographs. I have twice now backed them up to the "family" external hard drive, and I have also started the process of backing them up on CDs. I am also looking into getting my own external drive to copy them to.  So, somebody tell me why I am having such a difficult time hitting the delete button for the folders of pictures that I know are backed up. I cannot get myself to do it and I need to free up space on my hard drive.... I need to remove everything from one of my first photographs taken back in early 2007... when my little boy was on the cusp of a growth spurt...


To one of the last photos I took last month..... It amazes me that my boy's face could change this much and he could grow 7 1/2 inches in just a smidge less than three years.


I plan on practicing hitting that "delete" button soon, but I'm not quite ready yet.  It'll have to happen on a day that I've had a good cup of tea (or two or three) and am feeling more confident that all of my photo files are truly safe and sound....

I'm calling this fear "phototossophobia" -  I will now admit that I suffer from phototossophobia. Now, I must look into a remedy for this!


4 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

I know just what you mean... I can't do it either. And I really must. It just seems so final!

I LOVE his eyes Dot. So great! They are really beautiful!

Matty said...

I know the feeling. After two hard drive crashes, and 99 % of the pictures fortunately recovered, we finally learned our lesson and have them backed up on an external hard drive. I always go to the external, find the pictures and once I know they're there, then I feel confident deleting the originals.

宛蓉 said...

廢話不多,祝你順心~^^........................................

宗穎 said...

動不一定每一次都成功,但坐而不行,絕無任何成功可言