Learning a language has turned me into a packrat. I collect words and phrases. I write them down in my notebook, on scraps of paper, in Memrise flashcards. I save emails and chat sessions because I learned a new word. I keep adding to my pile of textbooks, magazines, and pens until I hear a loud thump and realize I have caused an avalanche.
There is probably an easier way. 🙂 If I don’t save a word now, I fear it will be lost forever, so I keep accumulating.