A friend and I are each attempting to get rid of 1,000 items during 2013. In an ambitious start, I have already identified 26 things that can go. Just 974 more! Honestly, I don't think it's going to be that hard.
I won't bore you with all 1,000 things, but here are two little gems that have landed in the good-bye pile:
A student made this folded paper box for me when I taught in a small village in Alaska. As if the hearts and magic-marker ribbon weren't enough, the inscription reads:
To: My special teacher Amanda
From: Your best student Andrea
She gave it to me with the little stitched smiling heart inside in 2002. Darling? Yes. Worth hauling around for another 10 years? Nope.