Last week our shipment arrived from storage - all of our previous lives were boxed up, and are now in one place. Everything fit into half the garage. We chose to downsize a lot by selling all of our furniture and items we didn't really view as adding value to our lives.
What I was the most excited to get my hands on were my books. I had been missing them for a few reasons - I simply missed having them around, and many of them I actually needed to dig out and use...
The Art of Coaching, Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher, Guiding Team to Excellence With Equity... not to mention all my Elin Hildebrand beach reads!
But now I've found myself in a small dilemma - I know I don't need all the books I have at this point. I've had to downsize my book collection a few times in the past. At this point, I acquired some for specific reasons and now they don't seem to quite fit into this new life. I know it's okay to pass them on for someone else to use and enjoy, but there is always something hard about letting books go. Perhaps I will think of this as extra space for new ones.
Disclaimer: I've never had this many books ;)