Just Can’t Throw Them Away
A question that came up while my fellow classmates and I were playing the oh-so-cliche ice breaker game was, “What is something you can’t throw away?” Answers started to flow as we went around the room and when it finally became my turn to answer I realized that I can never get myself to throw away my fashion magazines. So if you look under my bed, you’ll find piles and piles of magazines that I can no longer fit in my bookshelves which are now crowded with college textbooks and binders.
Every time my subscriptions come in the mail, I tell myself that I need to clean up or get rid of my old magazines – but I just can’t. Besides my adorable teddy bears and childhood photos, magazines are the only things that I won’t let go of – I’ve never had a hard time throwing out old clothes that I know I’ll never wear again or battered shoes that just can’t be repaired. And although I barely have the time to sit and read through all of the old issues, there’s just something so special about these glossy magazines that make me want to hold on to them forever.
From reading about the latest trends and gazing over street style photos, I gain so much inspiration to try out new things or question the norm society places out for us. Throwing away my magazines is like asking a professor to throw away their research journals they refer to or telling a car fanatic to get rid of car manuals that tell them everything about their beloved automobiles. Magazines are like my fashion bible.
I know it’s sort of a waste of space and there’s got to be a better solution than keeping large stacks in my house (perhaps go digital?), but for now I’ll keep on treasuring them until I find a reason to toss them out – that’s if I ever do. What are some things you have trouble throwing away?