Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Spring cleaning mode

I took out some boxes with old textbooks, school books and such. Some from as far as primary school, and some from uni.
I was surprised to see the older books, because I thought I got rid of them already, but my heart swelled with happiness - those were extremely good times! I had a wonderful handwriting style :) I was so proud of my work, I took great care to maintain my books well. I look at them, and then around my flat - if I were to keep them - where can I put them? tough question. I was meant to keep a few chosen ones from uni to revise some of the material I've studied, to help me work with my students better. But now that I see all these books, I want to keep them - but then I feel like a hamster, collecting everything, because it might come in handy one day.... or just bring back some heart-warming memories of good times....
I wonder how many fellow-GHS (Germistion High School |South Africa|) students have kept their books? Well, I'm not going to go out there and ask everyone on facebook just because I'm having a difficult time making a decision. It is hard. Maybe I'll just slide them under the bed for a few more days, and decide later....

Anyway, this is a good time to thank for those memories :) Thank you, thank you, thank you. Maybe at the time, it wasn't all good, but now when I look back, I remember the neat uniforms, respected teachers, books, lessons learnt, other pupils, sports facilities available to us, and my own personal development all through my school career! I wish schools were like that in Poland! I was proud of my work, I left trophies with my name on them, I was always positively-motivated to give my best, and persevere to succeed!


  1. Nice to see someone appreciate where they came from and what they had as far as education.

  2. Just found you on the list for the A-Z Challenge. Have fun, I'll be reading.

  3. Thank you :) I appreciate it!

  4. Good for you, don't chuck away your school books if they bring back good memories.

  5. I tend to save things as well. Periodically over the years I'll go thru and purge stuff to get rid of it. I'll probably keep the old school stuff that remains since there is not much left and once gone it can never be replaced.

    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

  6. Probably a good thing my mom saved that sort of stuff, because I would've chucked it years ago.

  7. Thanks for your comments :) I think I'll keep it all! I just don't know where to put it...
    @Lee - I'll use the hashtag on my twitter too - good idea :)
    @Alex - I wish I had space at my parents' house, but I don't feel good there...
    Thank you @Julia and @Tony