Tae Won Yu:
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I have been trying not to spend quite so much money on accumulating objects (other than on turning over my closet) recently. Moving back to South Bend next month will be a bit of a wrench, in that I plan on not bringing back most of my books, and only one of my beloved little menagerie of stuffed animals. I have no idea how long I’ll be living there (it’s possible it might just be a four-month stay), and so it doesn’t seem like a good idea to drag my entire library back and forth with me. I’m trying my best to keep it simple: clothes, a few books (mostly poetry & teaching texts), a couple of strategically-chosen kitchen items, a few crafting supplies, blank mini notebooks to scribble in, and blank cards for correspondence.
I do look forward to the day when I won’t be moving around so frequently, and investing in decorating an apartment will be both more within my budget and more practical. (At the very least, it would be wonderful to have my whole library in one location, instead of half at home / half away / and partly in storage boxes at that for lack of shelf space) For now, if perhaps I can convince myself to buy either one of these prints, it’ll go in my room at home (which I am trying to fix up anyway). Even if not, I guess it’s good practice in the value of living simply.