Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Times change

For one of my church Young Women projects when I was in high school, I decided to make a resource file that I could use to prepare talks and lessons.  I spent hours and hours copying talks and books and putting them in nice little hanging file folders, alphabetized by subject.  Like this:

This baby has moved to four states and ten different homes with me.  It is well traveled.

But it has never been used.  Because right after I came up with my fabulous idea for a resource file, the internet became widely available.  And it's much easier to google any of these topics than to flip through my file folders.  So, today I decided it was time to say good-bye.  I emptied it out.  Sorted the talks into a "scratch paper" pile and a "recycle" pile.  Saved about five talks out of sentimentality.  And tried to figure out something useful to do with a now empty portable file folder.


  1. I used to have a notebook like this.
    Toni W

  2. i had one too.

    you'll be happy to know that i threw out my butterfly tent - thanks for your help!!

  3. congrats on cleaning that out! throwing paper out is sometimes the hardest thing. i'm still working on it...

  4. That is hilarious! Yes it was time to throw it out.

  5. Awww! I love that file system. Not only for the time-gone-by that it represents, but what is says about you, too.

  6. Andi - This is an adorable post! It made me think of you taking notes during General Conference when you and Andrew first got married. My but I was impressed!Also, my mom who dutifully saved every Ensign for decades and even made her own homemade cardboard containers to hold them in. Isn't it amazing how easy it is to find anything online and at your fingertips - what a great time to be alive!
    Mom Sweat

  7. What a cute project idea. I can't wait to see what you'll use it for next.