I love the thought of having something new and interesting (it doesn’t have to be purchased) lined up to read, watch, or do. I prefer not to bring something home and store it away too soon, or let it get mixed up in piles of other stuff.
In the office, I have a little bookcase all to myself :) I’ve set aside one of the shelves for my anticipation/inspiration shelf. Much pleasure lies in looking forward to something, so I like to drag this out a bit!
When I get a new book or movie, for example, I put it on this shelf rather than filing it away in the bookcase or TV cabinet.
My shelf usually holds a small and varied collection of books, magazines, music, movies, articles, and tickets, amongst other things. Sometimes they are from my current collection, as a reminder that I want to watch or read them again. I walk past it often, and it cheers me up.
What would you put on your anticipation shelf?