As a twenty-something, I have this horrible habit of moving residences every year. Over the course of the past 10 years, these moves have found me in four states and even for a short while, England. The worst part of moving is packing, and those who know me well know I loathe packing. During my last few moves I have gotten really good at the "throw anything paper-related in one box, technology in another, etc." method. When I would arrive at a new residence I would unpack the necessities and just leave the "paper-related" boxes packed. After all, if tradition continued, I would be moving again in a mear 12 months.
I have recently come to terms with the fact that I am a 'real' adult now and that I need to be organized like one. So, I've been slowly going through my random box of papers and to my delight, have every certificate of appreciation I have earned, along with piles of brochures and maps from my travels abroad. Towards the bottom of one box I found a CD without a label that was stuffed in a plain white paper envelope with a FedEx Kinko's stamp on the outside.
I didn't recognize the envelope right away, but on second glance thought it might have been a digital copy of photos from a childhood accident of mine that my aunt made copies of. Not wanting to revisit that incident I put it off for a few days. A few days later, I popped the CD into the computer. It was not photos from my childhood, instead - about 100 photos that look to be of my maternal Grandmother's sister's family! Complete with file names of people and places!
What an amazing little find! I have no recollection of receiving this CD, but I am so happy that someone thought to make me a copy!! I will be posting a few of the photos this weekend and will continue to roll them out as posts allow. And yes, I have learned my lesson. :)