The other day I was talking about my license picture and how different I look in that picture. That whole experience got me thinking about other pictures that I have. I am a picture collector. I am a picture taker. I always have a camera with me and it’s always ready to go! I never miss an opportunity to take a picture. I also have pictures hanging all over my walls and all over my tables, dressers, desks, etc, etc. There are pictures everywhere. I have an entire trunk in my bedroom full of photo albums that are packed to the gills. I also have an entire notebook full of picture CD's of photos I've printed and even more that I haven't printed.
The pictures that I display are some of my favorite pictures from past events and pictures of me and my favorite people. Honestly, if you can find a picture of yourself displayed in my house, you know that you are someone I deeply care about.
These days I look nothing like the person in my pictures. I do need to update my pictures that I display, but what do I do with the old ones? Obviously I won’t throw them away. I will put them in a photo album and keep them forever, but I like having some old pictures out. It reminds me of awesome times I’ve had in the past, but I also don’t want to look at fat pictures forever either.
Here’s my other issue. I’m going to meet more people in the future. They will only know me as a slimmer person; not the overweight person. To me, it will seem odd to have to explain my fat past to people when they come over.
I’m sure I’m just obsessing over a minor detail, but it’s been on my mind lately. I’ve also been thinking about what I should do about all of these pictures. I think I should keep some out. It will remind of a weight that I don’t want to go back to. Honestly, I think I should just own it. I should own the fact that overweight is in the past and I’m not going back there; so looking at an old picture from time to time will remind me where I don't want to go. Also, I can’t just erase my past. Just because I take the pictures down it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen! I’ll only leave a few out though. So my greatest friends better be prepared for extra photo shoots because I’m going to need skinny pictures to replace all of these fat pictures!