You see, my mother passed away unexpectedly a few months ago. Maybe you have noticed the last
few months of odd posting and near radio silence on my business social media. Sorry, it may be a while before I am back up and running at 100%.
|Me and my mother on |
my wedding day
The week after my mother's death we started the process of cleaning, pitching, organizing and moving my father in with us. As I did that, with the wonderful assistance of my husband and mother in law, all I could think of was a conversation I had several years ago over lunch with Denise Levenick, whose is also known as The Family Curator.
We were having lunch talk about something, what I cannot remember, but she told me that she self -curates. I have to admit I must have gasped and looked at her funny. Then I distinctly remember her telling me that she was serious, 'cause there were just somethings that her kids just didn't need to know or see.
I mulled that over, mostly because too many of my ancestors were the type that burned everything "not useful" after someone died. to be fair, I am also a collector and it hurts me to throw something sentimental away. Now though, I totally see her point of view.
In the near future, I may begin to self-curate a few items myself. It may hurt me, but in the long run, it will be well worth it.