Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Saying goodbye

Hi. My name is Leslie and I'm a book addict.

I would post a picture of my car's backseat and trunk, but I'm too embarrassed. The last 3 hours have been spent going through the piles and piles of books I've accumulated over the years. Each and every book was bought with the intention of reading it/cooking from it/becoming a better person from it. And while many of them have provided value, at some point enough is enough.

So I'm sad because it's hard to let go of these reminders of who I used to be. Oodles of parenting books. An entire bookstore section on becoming organized. And cookbooks galore. I'm still parenting, attempting to stay organized, and cooking, so I haven't ditched every last book. I can assure you, however, if you came and saw my books, you would not have any idea that I'd just gotten rid of any at all.

So goodbye old books. I hope you find a nice home where you can run free and chase butterflies (or whatever books do when they go to a new home!). :)

4 comments:

Brit-Man said...

Whatever changes you make and whatever things you feel you need to do, I know that you will do the right things for you, because you're someone I think rarely makes errors of judgement where they are concerned.

You are someone that can look back and feel incredibly proud of who you are, especially for the past few years, when you have really created some highlights and long lasting achievements.

Probably the greatest of those achieuvements, being that you are the person you are.

I don't doubt that there is still a lot more to come from you. I mena you're nearly 40 right?? :-p :-p, so keep on keeping on and GOOD LUCK.

You're a true inspiration to those who have taken the time to really notice.

:-) :-).

Matt

LizN said...

Oh my goodness, I totally relate to you on the book front. But it's better when they're gone :)

Marathon Maritza said...

I looooooove books, especially buying used ones from second hand stores. At some point, it's good to let them go...think of the next person who will get organized, cook from it, get inspired! I think that's why I love old books the best, someone else read them and maybe got something out of it. Now you are passing that along to someone else. :)

I'll probably cry if I have to throw some of mine out though. Well done.

Vicky said...

I'm also a book addict. For the last two years my goal has been to "Read and Release" - and I've found it very freeing, not to mention less cluttered.