I have been poking around in my computer and on my external hard drive today, cleaning, deleting, backing up files before I do some maintinence on my computer. (It’s having some issues that I hope a good cleaning will take care of!) I haven’t backed up files in WAY too long (which isn’t smart when more than 1/2 your work is done digitally) so it seems like I am just wading through stuff, trying to determine what is worth keeping and what I can live without. As I was browsing files I found some images that have never been “out in the real world” since I made them. These were in a folder of images that I had created specifically for certain competitions and then kind of forgot about. The one above is from a poster contest and the two below from a female water-sports shirt competition.
Now I’m a little curious what else I might find while I’m cleaning things out! I am always amazed the amount of things that I store. No wondered each year computers get larger and larger hard drives built into them! Not only am I a packrat with physical objects I am a digital packrat too. 🙂
I am always a little intimidated to open up the computer casing and poke around in there (which could explain the current problem). Hopefully this will end it’s issues and it will keep going a while longer. I do believe this five-year stint is the longest I’ve had with one computer and if it decides to up and die I will say I more than got my money’s worth out of it. I just don’t want to deal with the hassle of setting up a new one, moving files, and (of course) making payments again.
Wish me luck!