Hello ladies and gents
I am a collector of things. I collect books, I collect musical items, I collect clothing and I collect makeup. These days I have to ask myself why I collect the things I collect. I have to figure out if any of it is worth collecting and if any of it gives me happiness. If the value if truly there for me, then I need to find better ways to deal with it.
My books- I love reading. I love short stories and fable and fairytales. I love heavy novels that help the way I view the world, I love the smell of the pages as I flip through them. Since I have began teaching, I haven’t had time to finish more than 3 books a school year. During summer, I usually try to read new material. So the question sits on my mind. Do I bring the rest of my books to half price and get a bit for them? Do I sell them online and catch a few extra bucks or do I keep them, all nestled away on the huge bookshelf in my bed room. I think I am going to review that shelf and pull out the ones I truly love and pull out to glance at every once in a while. The rest can go.
Musical items- I have several flute things, a guitar, a few ocarinas and a violin. I created a display area on the walls for the wind instruments and the violin last year when I realized that I was not getting to see or use my instruments because they were always tucked away. These items do give me happiness and I do pick them up on occasion. I think these are something I am going to have to find a bit of room for,
Clothing and make up are for dressing up. I have some regular clothing but not so much that I feel it’s overwhelming. I, however, have bits and pieces of various costume type things that don’t really match anything else. I don’t want to ditch them but I know that it will be hard at this point to find matching pieces. I will have to think on these things this week and figure out if they are worth the space they occupy for me.
I know everyone has collections. What types of things do you collect. Why do you collect them? How do you know if they are truly worth keeping?
This weeks photo of my new section will have to wait till my ipad wants to upload. Been having some difficulty with it lately.