Monday, 24 May 2021

Recycling and repurposing

I realised that all my Uni journals were up in the attic so got DB to bring them down. There would be work in there that I could reuse in my junk journal, spare pages of paper for dyeing and grey board at the back for reusing. There were quite a few as you can see:

Once all spare pages were torn out, and counting A3 sheets as 2 x A4, there were about 70:
DB worked on them once I had removed what I wanted, removing the grey back and shredding anything with my identity on it.

I tried to do this a few years ago but couldn't bring myself to do it. However, they have now been up there for 11 years without a glance so the time was now!

The contents have given me lots of things to play with...
 

11 comments:

  1. I was surprised that ziffit purchased some of our uni books- even though it was 40+ years ago that I graduated. But I am not going to need these things any more...

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    1. Quite a few of mine went to EBay and Amazon plus libraries.

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  2. It took me a while to get rid of resources I'd made, and things I'd accumulated for teaching, but I can't part with my assignments. Sometimes I read them to remind myself what I was once capable of. Nice to have some things you can repurpose!

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    1. I have kept my written assignments plus feedback, as well as the feedback and results of all work. Maybe a future read for others?

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  3. I sold all my books to the uni students book store once I left. I kept a couple of psychology books that I loved. I parted with the stuff because the boxes were so heavy. It's hard to do.

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    1. Most text and art books went to EBay, the uni library or the town library. Luckily, I had kept all my textbooks on making books!

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    1. Glad to feel able to do it at last. Another chapter closed.

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  5. Brilliant, I bet it felt satisfying going through that lot too :-)

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    1. It certainly did. If they live up there, no point in keeping them.

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  6. It's very hard to shred things that were once part of your life. I struggle with that.

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