As I tackle getting rid of those Deutsch books and papers, this article could not have come at a better time... Last Friday, when I shoved that huge stack of papers into the shopping bag, it dawned on me that that was months and days and hours of stress and learning, all packed into a shopping bag. And then I got sentimental.
Can I just hang on to them for a little longer? But who will benefit from all these papers? I am quite confident that I am not going to need them in the future.
Oh, and to answer some of your questions: No, my German is not in top-fit, tip-top form. You can say that I have given up. But not in a bad 'Grr! I give up!' defeated manner. More a 'Ha, I've reached my target' kind of give up. My target was to finish B1, sit for the exam and come out in one piece, alive. Still here, thankfully.
This morning, the many kilos worth of books have been sent on their way to an interested friend, by way of The Hubs. (Friend's boyfriend and The Hubs work in the same department. That's how we met. Also, I thought it was best the guys do all the heavylifting.)
De-owning is great. My friend is going to enjoy these textbooks!
As for the many, many invested hours of homework, I will be spending this week digitising a selection of
40 25 modules with my trusty scanner, before they head for the recycling truck.
PDFs, anyone? :)