I guess this counts as a little addendum to my 2008 documentary about my foster care file. I conclude the program by saying “I’m probably just going to put it in one of my closets, I’m gonna put it away somewhere…. I’m just going to file it, file my file.”
I’ve decided that I no longer have space for 800 pages of government reports about me. Whenever I open up my closet I always see the blue binder and every time I see it I am briefly reminded of what’s in it and I’m not really crazy about all of that. So, I decided to just recycle the damn thing. Yeah… I’ve scanned a back up copy just in case I ever need to access the information, but it’s a lot easier to hide a computer file than a giant blue binder.