Camera upload; Shaky photo upload, a party in the pharmacy.

Looking at photos that you took two to three years ago is adventurous and wonderful. The other day I received an e-mail from Dropbox saying that my account had been closed following inactivity for a period of more than one year. That was true, I stopped using Dropbox years ago – I didn’t care, but this meant I was going to lose gem worth keeping.

It hurt. I imagined losing thousands of photos, videos and very important documents. These were photos I took immediately after college, so they are something to me. I would still live without them but the knowledge that I had officially lost them completely disturbed me.

If anything, having something something I could refer to just felt like everything. The urge of getting my stuff back gripped me. Recently I have been collecting pieces from decades ago and it is satisfying. This includes artistic images, music and some literature. I know this doesn’t make sense at all, but that’s me. I think looking at the past solidifies a better glimpse of what the future holds for us.

I am aware that neither should we dwell in the past nor dream of the future but we should concentrate the mind on the present according to some of the wisest philosophers. The past is what makes us, it is who we are. So definitely we can’t just ignore everything, sometimes rewinding back to the best moments has us busting with joy. It’s “HEALING”

Let’s go back to my deleted Dropbox account. Did they delete it? I had to find out because it was hard to disregard the fact that I didn’t need the content.

For sure I did get my photos back!

Well, I did absolutely what any sane person could do. I still went ahead to confirm that the account was deleted. I had to prepare myself in advance needless to say. Although I easily forget losing stuff, I had one thing in my mind-never mind, maybe the whole thing was going to frustrate me.

My first two attempts went a miss successfully like I had expected, but fortunately the the third attempt was positive. I was excited! They did not delete it! My emotions were shortly calmed down when I started perusing through the folders.

We’re in 2020, photos from 2012? I couldn’t believe. I was nostalgic, a photo during a party in the pharmacy with colleagues, another one was my first days working for a salary. I have come a long way and am grateful for that. I couldn’t stop laughing at the videos I shot using a Samsung Galaxy pocket and they still look real. It was all thrilling.

If you asked me, this is my best “recovery”

In other words, we all have the same 24 hours a day and that’s how I chose to spend part of my 24 hours.

Rewind and laugh out the good moments and stay safe.


  1. Occasionally Shutterfly which I used 12 years ago sends me an old photo and I get a surprising smile. I don’t know how long they hold onto pictures, and I usually forget about the service.

    1. 12 years ago? How amazing is that!? I am seeing they offer unlimited storage for photos, I’ll do some research on it see if it’s useful.

      Thank you.

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