How to get rid of old journals? (diaries)
I haven't been to this forum for a while! I recently read "Clutter Busting: Letting go of what's holding you back" and found it very inspirational. It made me decide to get rid of all of my old journals and diaries, which are really just a catalog of bad relationships, angst, self-pity, etc. I want to let it all go!
My problem is I don't know how to get rid of them. Some are in bound volumes, some in spiral notebooks. I would love to burn them (I like the symbolism) but there are strict laws in my town about burning. I sure don't feel comfortable throwing them in the trash. (I really want them destroyed. Also, our local landfill has an "artist in residence" program where artists make things out of trash.) Anyhow, I want them gone.
I'm afraid if I start going through them and ripping out pages I'll be tempted to read and not have the courage to go on.
If I piled them up, they would probably make a stack about 12 feet high. Yikes.