i have issues.
issues that i hope that library science will help me with.
i have incredible packrat tendencies. i find interesting things and write them down on bits of paper. these bits of paper can be anything from a normal page in my actual "journal" to post-it notes, torn off pages from scrap paper at work or even the backs of receipts.
i am awash in bits of paper. drowning. lists of websites that might be interesting one day. books i want to read. adorable craft suggestions. organizational ideas i cannot live without.
this packrat tendency has now overflown into my email inbox. i read a ton of blogs from many places. to keep track of them, i read them through bloglines.com. this website is amazing in that i can tell when a blog has a new item i haven't read yet. and i can easily read and manage them. until i find an interesting or noteworthy bit of information.
i quickly email myself the blog post and voila! more digital bits of paper crowding out the real emails i want to read. i label them "neat" or "craft."
i plan on writing about them in my blog. but the truth is, i just get overwhelmed even more. too many cute things on the internet. too many emails. then i don't reply to people i want to reply to and i get frantic.
and then there's all my photos. the bane of digital photography is that you can take ba-zillions of photographs and only 10% will be of any use. which is rather normal, i think, with photography.
except.......... i can't get rid of them. and i don't know how to organize them. and i'm feeling frantic at the thought of never finding a certain photo when i need it, or never being able to organize them.
in any case, i just downloaded picasa in the hopes that it'll help w/ the photos. with the email thing... i'm just going to have to cut back.
with the scraps of paper... i'm going to have to face it and just throw them all away.
i just had a heart palpitation at the thought.
why am i so frantic right now??
and why do i feel the need to organize when i need to work on the gfss website....
- quick organization of digital photos
- archive all that CRAP in my inbox
- finish working on website all next week.