I hereby create a RYOB challenge aka Read Your Own Books Challenge. Why? Because as I was starting the depressing decluttering of my library, I realized that I have tons of novels that I have either a) never read, b) read only once, or c) haven’t read in so long I’ve forgotten all about them. Oh and d) once I saw it was all nostalgic and had to fight off the urge to read it ASAP. The more I dug through my boxes and bins, the more frustrated and stressed I became.
I mean, come on! How am I supposed to get rid of anything if I can’t remember it? Or haven’t read it? What about, wanting to read a couple hundred novels that I loved from the past but have too many new ones to get too?
In case you didn’t mark your calendar, I started this process in May! I swore I wouldn’t buy anything new, until I got rid of those I didn’t want. Guess what? I have yet to get rid of anything, and all my ‘organizing’ has just been moving the piles of books to new places around my house because I’m so frustrated I don’t know what to do with them. Oh, it gets worse by the way. Not only have I bought more I’ve also borrowed some! Head meets desk.
And so, I am challenging myself to a RYOB Challenge. I am not buying or borrowing any books – I have made my hubby swear he won’t let me – until I have donated at least 10 of my own. If this takes me the rest of the year, then so be it! I have a mess on my hands and the only way to conquer this beast is head on, and ASAP.
Who wants to join me?