In an effort to clean up my office and clean out my life, and because I believed at the time we were moving to Kangaroo Island sooner, I had a MASSIVE clean up of books in my mancave/office.
One year ago today (16th February 2016) I piled all these books because I felt I would never read them again:
But our local book-swap store didn’t accept these computer and webdesign books. Apparently they have a ‘low turnover rate’. I thought they need to ‘target market‘ their books.
When I looked through their store, I got out fast: They made hoarders look like kittens amongst lions.
So I tried to sell/swap to people who would appreciate them. I put the photo above in my Facebook and said “Take a look and see if you know someone who would like them…” – believing I could sell them.
One response got my full attention.
There is a guy down at the Little Rundle Sttreet Art Project who has a double-decker bus he is taking around Australia to teach digital literacy to rural towns. He needs donations of books! … He is James Arthur Warren and he is a TESOL teacher by training.
James, wherever you are today, I hope you are either able to use my massive donation of books to teach new skills to people,who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity – or you were able to give/sell them to new owners. No, don’t tell me where they are.
Of all the things I regret giving away to save space for our big to Kangaroo Island, my books I miss the most. Yet I felt better for giving them to someone who would use them to teach others made me feel good inside.
It wasn’t giving up, but passing both them and myself to a new home and life.
What are you giving away today?