Packing up "the library"/aka "my room" has been a slow, work-in-progress. Each time I try to fill a box, I find a book I've not yet read, a draft of a novel I never finished or a box of photos I swore I'd scan or, at least, organize. I've mentioned, I have a tendency to keep EVERYTHING.
Every so often, that makes it worth it. Determined to finish this room tonight, I finally got to my file folders. And I found artwork by and photos of Natalie and Christian from years ago. Much, much too cute!
Under those were some more novel drafts. Why didn't I finish those? Under those--my answer. A folder stuffed with "Volunteer Appreciation" certificates. Each and every time someone takes the time to print one out, I shake my head and swear that I don't volunteer in order to receive any recognition whatsoever. And I mean that. I don't. I don't need the certificates or thank-yous or gifts.
That said, I was tired from a busy day plus tired of packing and tired just thinking about moving and then to find so many things still unfinished...I will say it made my day to find a folder full of "thank-yous."
As it turns out, just because I don't have a folder full of finished products/novels/projects, that doesn't mean I haven't seen things through. I am just a little better at finishing things you can't really see. But for those who took the time to notice anyway, it's my turn to say Thanks!