I have a hard time getting rid of books. Even books I don’t like. Even textbooks. Or, maybe especially textbooks since they’re so ridiculously expensive. (I couldn’t sell mine back to the school bookstore because I usually ordered paperback versions from Amazon.) But, as we get settled in here I’ve been in purging mode.
I used to be very, um, let’s say sentimental, about stuff. I didn’t like to throw things away, even if it wasn’t something I used often. Or ever. Then one day I woke up and I wanted to get rid of stuff. I wanted to sort and clear out and throw away and donate. I wanted stuff GONE. I have no idea why they change in attitude, but there it is. This happened not too long before I was laid off, so while I got some sorting done, and we threw out quite a bit of stuff before we moved, there was still lots of stuff we needed to go through. And what better time than while I’m unpacking? Well, recently I made it to our boxes of textbooks.
I will be keeping a few (ones I have referenced from time to time) and getting rid of the others. Most of them I haven’t used since I took the class (and since I started the college in 2001, that’s been awhile…) In fact, some of them are so old I found DISKS that went with them. Not CDs, actual disks. Nothing like realizing the technology I used in college is COMPLETELY outdated to make me feel old. Definitely want to throw that stuff away. Anything making you feel old today?