I’ll never be a minimalist - it’s simply not in my nature! While I like to live, and work, in a tidy environment, and keep ‘stuff’ neatly out of sight in cupboards or drawers, I have to confess to being a secret hoarder. I don’t like throwing anything away if it might still serve a purpose, if not for me then for someone else.
Car Boot sales have never appealed to me. I don’t mind the early mornings, it’s just not how I want to say farewell to previously cherished possessions. Plus, to be honest, I’m a little afraid of coming away with more than I originally went there with. It’s surprising how attractive other peoples’ unwanted and outgrown stuff can be!
I’m just as bad at hoarding virtual e-Books and reports on my hard drive. A couple of weeks ago I spent ages looking for a file and was amazed at how many Word documents and pdfs were stored in various folders. I came across material from a few years ago and was rather proud when I discovered I was the author, even though I’d forgotten ever writing some of it!
So at the weekend, I sat down with old-fashioned pen and paper and wrote down a few ideas of how I could re-use the best material, what had to be done to bring it up to date if necessary, and then to share it here online. After all, I really should take a bit of my own advice!
The first batch of material I’ve picked to work on was originally part of a full day in-person workshop which I delivered to around a hundred people over a 2 year period. It still needs a bit of work but I’ve decided not to wait until it’s perfect - or it may never see the light of day!
In fact, I’m going to schedule a Teleclass in the diary - that’ll make sure I get started!
Do you hoard things or re-use them? Please share what you do in the comments below :)