Don’t Fall Into the Trap of Digital Clutter…

…a mess that you can’t escape.

A majority of my summer has involved cleaning. I’ve been sorting through my room and some boxes in the basement because I’ll be a senior in college this year–who knows where I will end up living after school? And I sure know that I won’t want to move all of my boxes out of my parents’ basement.

Now that it is almost August, I will soon be sorting through what I need to bring to college this year (I keep telling myself that I will take less stuff this year, but who am I kidding).

Not only did I have to organize my physical items, but I also had to organize files on my computer. My laptop had been “acting up” for a few months, so I decided that it was, sadly, time to get a new one. That led me to sorting through all of my computer files and transfering the important ones to my new laptop and saving everything else on external drives.

That got me thinking.

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I Thought I Was A City Girl…

I was one of those teenagers who, upon high school graduation, wanted to “get out of this small town.” I wanted to live in a big city where I could walk to work and always have something fun to do or new to try.

I enjoyed just walking around the main strip of each city to which my family would go on a day trip. When I went to London, I loved walking all over and finding hidden gems in the city.

Why can’t I feel that way in my hometown?

Maybe it’s because I wasn’t giving thanks for it.

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