Throw Away All Unnecessary Papers

3.10.2013

365 Ways To Wellbeing – 276th Way

Paper. It’s everywhere. There is few places in our house where I can’t find paper  from. It infests our house. I keep throwing it away, but it keeps coming back. Paper must multiply by itself by some miraculous way. So this day I continued my “Simplification of Life” project and get rid of all unnecessary papers once and for all.

I rummaged through all of our closets and drawers, searched the darkest corners and threw it all away. And I mean all of it. I was amazed what I found. Papers from my university years, vague notes, shopping lists, ugly drawings, receipts, bills and writings with no meaning at all. I was dazzled. How come I hadn’t got rid of these before? Well, I had tried but obviously my human habits prevented me from throwing everything away. I must have thought that I would some day need those papers. Well, I didn’t.

I felt so much lighter after the job was done! Now I’m really hoping that my husband does the same to his papers… 🙂

(I saved one thing because I thought our girls may like to see it someday. It was my Master´s thesis about return migration.)

pile-of-old-university-notes

This much notes I´ve written during my university years

old-lecture-notes

Geography was my major at the university

old-notes

I´ve also studied for example environmental philosophy, environmental politics, environmental economy and environmental laws…

old-tourism-lecture-notes

… and tourism.

finnish-masters-thesis

My Master´s thesis was a qualitative research about 40 year old people who had moved or wanted to move back to their home region

pile-of-finnish-notes

The biggest lesson that university gave me was that it taught me to think

Read more about my “Wellbeing Challenge 2013 – 365 ways to wellbeing”.

Share:

Any thoughts or questions about this story? We would love to hear from you! Send your message to [email protected] or contact us here.

You Might Also Enjoy