Saturday, July 03, 2010
Letting Go Of The Past
I'm taking a big step next week. I'm selling almost all of my design library. The books that I moved down here ten years ago. Just in case I needed them for inspiration or statistics. Just in case I designed a restaurant, hotel or retail space. Luckily I haven't designed anything since I left Texas and its waaaaaay past time to let go and let someone else utilize and enjoy the tomes of knowledge and color.
It's interesting that when I decided to get rid of everything prior to leaving Texas, with the exception of books, art, photographs and a few kitchen items, that I never looked back with regret of any of the sold items. But, letting go of books, that is SO hard for me to do.
Now after I read a book I do pass it on before I have time to keep it. But the design library, I guess it was part of my previous identity.
As you can see in the second photo, I'm not getting rid of everything. I still have quite a few books on the architecture of Mexico along with interiors and folkart books of Mexico.
Hey, Rome wasn't built in a day! I'm taking baby steps to rid myself of possessions that I don't use anymore. Little by little. Step by step.