My cousin-in-law, Dave posted on Facebook about his recent accomplishment – digitizing four suitcases worth of CD’s, 446 in total. For anyone who has contemplated downsizing or simply wants their music library accessible on all their devices, it can often seem a daunting task. Like any project that seems overwhelming, consider turning into a joyous process. I love what Dave did.
1. Enjoy the process.
Dave wrote notes of thanks to people who influenced his musical taste over the years and the CD stores he used to frequent. If you’re going through music, photos or any kind of memorabilia, savour the memories they evoke as you document them.
2. Decide to get the job done.
It took Dave a week to transfer all the music, but now it’s done. If you can’t set aside a week for a project, break it down into smaller batches and schedule them in your calendar.
3. Celebrate your accomplishment.
Dave used his skills as a graphic designer and creative soul to turn 440 of the covers into a poster-sized self-portrait. What a fantastic manner of holding onto those CD covers in a compelling, unique and space saving way. Now that’s cool. I’d love one of those, wouldn’t you?
Have you digitized your music or scanned in your photos? If so did you enjoy the process? Did it take as long or longer than you think? Love to hear your story.