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Day 19: What do you collect?

I don’t think I collect anything at the moment but I always was very fond of collecting books. This is one reason why I didn’t like lending books to friends because they usually wouldn’t return and I didn’t like to ask back (why should I ask — they should know themselves that they have to return after reading). As a teenager, I was obsessed with having every book of Paulo Coelho stacked in my book shelf (I don’t know where they are now, may be in some bag in our basement). A lot changed when I decided to come to England. Now, when I go back home, my room doesn’t feel like my room (also because recently we shifted into our new home and I have not spend enough time there). In England, I have not quite liked any place as yet so I am shifting from one accommodation to another (year after year) so I don’t think I can afford collecting anything (especially books) with moving around so much at the moment.

I don’t think it’s a collection but I like to have a hard copy of every good (whether it’s old or new) photographs (family, landscapes or anything). Watching pictures on my phone and laptop doesn’t give me that feeling which is achieved when I have photographs in my hands and then I can set them up in a frame or put them in some album.

I bought these books to read when I was returning from my Christmas Vacations. Ignore the Law Books in the background.

I bought these books to read when I was returning from my Christmas Vacations. Ignore the Law Books in the background.

Until the next post, Live, Love, Inspire & (don’t forget to) Smile. Believe in yourself and you can conquer all your fears.

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Writing is my passion and that is what I do here on this blog. I write about everything, whether it be Nature, Love, Hate, Relationships, Humans, Personal Life (where I discuss lessons learnt through real-life experiences), Food, Philosophy (sometimes) and much more. I write in any form whether it be Prose or Poetry. I am in search of ‘Myself’, hence there is not much I can tell you about me. Perhaps, I have a very brilliant idea. Why don’t you come along with me on my journey? I will always care to share and you can also enjoy the ride. For now, this is it. I am ‘ME’ – a wanderer in search of a fulfilling life. Until next time, Love Living Life! I express my sincere gratitude to all my Readers! -Naima

8 responses to “Day 19: What do you collect?

  1. billgncs

    We had thousands of books. We had to get rid of many of them, mostly paperback books. When we moved, we saved our favorites, like the old friends they were.

    Here’s a link to something I started collecting when I made only $2.50 per hour.

    But eventually we learn that our possessions own us as much as we own them. The simple life is the best with a bit of beauty surrounding us.

    • I know, when we moved my mum got rid of a lot of books too. You are right that the simple life is the best.

      I will check out your link, Paa.

      Much love,

    • Okay, I loved the post and those crystal glasses. You are right about using them, would love to enjoy a drink with you in those (I hope I don’t break them lol)


      • billgncs

        here’s to someday sharing a beverage and breaking bread.

        The thing about buying things, is that one should try to use their money to purchase assets, things that either appreciate, or more importantly generate cash flow. Cash flow is freedom, and small amounts spent wisely over time change lives.

      • Use money to purchase assets — I will keep that in my head. Thank you for being always so amazing and great with your advices and support paa.


      • billgncs

        most people don’t understand that an asset brings you money, and a liability costs you money. Then they spend much of their lives buying liabilities that make others wealthy. The idea is to get on the right side of the equation.

  2. amoafowaa

    Hard copies do have their feel, soft copies are for viewing, touching pleasure, nil. It’s a good thing you collected books. Some of us grew up in places where books collected were used as tissues. Horrible then.

    • That’s why I don’t like e books either cause I need to have the book in my hands. And you’re right, it is a horrible thought for books to be used as tissues. Thank you for always reading.

      Much love,

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