The Right Time to Delete

 
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What length of time is acceptable in purging your phone of old photos? I was reminded to do such a purge, not just for photos but also contacts and apps on my devices, as a means to starting the year with less digital fat. It was a great way to see how I may have let some relationships fall by the wayside and, similarly, how I may have held on to people and things that I had no business clasping on to. 

Shit happens. 

In hitting delete on many photos it was easy to justify keeping a few cus, to be frank, I looked cute in them. Or the memory was still worth it despite the other person(s) in the photo. 

I still deleted them, despite being faux torn and upset about it. I wanted to keep it because of the way I felt then but I want to keep living in the now. Deleting helped me do that. 

I still don’t know what the appropriate timeline of ridding my iPhoto’s of flicks with and of ex’s is. Some are damn near immediate once bae becomes ex-bae. Others, like myself, take their time or honestly forget there are even photos buried deep in the Dropbox. 

Whenever you do, or don’t do because fuck the rules of having to delete the person out of your life - some of us don’t want or need to. The whole point is to do what’s best for you at all times. No more half-assing the love you deserve to give yourself ladies and gentlemen. Love yourself hard. 

If you don’t, how will that person worth your time know how to love you?

I said what I said. 

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