I’m in serious cleaning mode, as I need to pack up and move to an as yet undetermined location. (Place I’m renting is being sold, and I’m not interested in buying it.)
ANYway, as I decide, yet again, how to downsize, I’m coming across boxes I haven’t opened in more than 5 years.
I bet you aren’t surprised, since you know I’m a writer, that I have, um, a few journals. And these, um, few journals fill, well, a few boxes. I have books all the way back to my teen years (which really is only a few years ago), when I called them diaries.
Anyway, along with my TBR (to-be-read) pile of books that I am giving away because I don’t want to move crates and crates of books, yet again, I’m trying to decide how to treat all these journals.
With no children, nieces, or nephews, I don’t have anyone to pass them down to (if anyone would have been interested anyway).
I doubt I’d keep them if I move into a retirement community or assisted living facility – if either of those milestones comes upon me.
So, I’m seriously asking – if you were me, what would you do with all these journals?
- (A) Keep ’em a little while longer? (suck it up and move the several boxes)
- (B) Recycle them? (it’s not like anyone could identify me if they were read)
- (C) Have a big bonfire and make s’mores over them? (will need referrals to fire pits!)
- (D) _______________
Thank you in advance for your suggestions!
I wish you a happy Monday and an exceptionally productive week.
Lisa J. Jackson is an independent writer and editor who enjoys working with businesses of all sizes. She loves researching topics, interviewing experts, and helping companies tell their stories. You can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.