I have an obsession with taking pictures, I’ll be honest about it. I currently have 3,037 pictures on my phone, and I deleted hundreds over Christmas break. I’ve actually deleted hundreds of pictures on multiple occasions but I keep taking more. The first pictures on my phone are from sometime in the beginning of my junior year of high school…. five years ago. These pictures aren’t perfectly composed or even closely resembling an image that would be seen in an art gallery, they’re just snapshots of, well, everything.
Why do I have an excessive amount of pictures on my phone? Can’t I upload them to my computer and get rid of them?
For starters, I’ve always liked going through my pictures and reminiscing, but that has been amplified by using the app Timehop. Timehop syncs with my social media pages and my camera roll showing me exactly what was going on in my life in the past, in yearly increments. This can be both incredible and excruciatingly awkward, depending on the day (why was posting song lyrics as your Facebook status okay back in the 10th grade????) but I check it every single morning, like clockwork.
I have almost all of these pictures on my computer, but I like being able to pull up a certain picture after I reference it in a conversation. Maybe I’m a hoarder of pictures, but I don’t care: I want to remember everything that happens, and pictures help me do this.
I recently realized that there were a little more than 100 days left of my undergraduate career. After having a panic attack and realizing that I will actually have to leave college one day, I decided to do something about it. I have decided to combine my obsessive picture taking disorder with my love for my school.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present my new Instagram account: dontmakemeleaveunc. There are literally 100 days until graduation on May 10, 2015 and I’ll be using this Instagram until that day (and maybe afterwards to mourn graduation).
Time has gone by faster and faster each year, with freshman year seeming like it was the longest. Last semester flew by and I anticipate that my last semester will go by even faster (ugh). To ensure that I make the most out of these last days, I made this Instagram so that I’m actively pursuing ways to enjoy this beautiful campus filled with incredible people.
Posts could vary from my favorite cinnamon sugar bagel from Alpine to a UNC basketball game or anything I’m doing on campus that day. I haven’t quite figured that out yet. But since I know this time is going to be gone before I know it, I might as well document it (and this is where my photo obsession comes in). I love Carolina and I hope this will allow me to show you exactly why this truly is the Southern Part of Heaven.
I invite you to follow me during this journey. 100 days left…. unreal.