Today I decided to clean some of the drawers in my room along with one of the shelves in my closet. Not only did I fill up an entire box with lots of trash and such but I also stumbled upon several items from years past that helped trigger some awesome memories.
I’m the kind of person that keeps pretty much every birthday/Christmas/whatever occasion card I am given. I don’t know why, but days like today, I’m reminded that they are always fun to look back at and reread. Today I found several old letters between old friends along with dozens of cards, and other things that others have given me. Along with this, I discovered many old pieces of school work that I have kept because either a.) they took a lot of time and work to complete or b.) I was very fond of them or c.) all of the above. (I’m a school geek, I can’t help it.) and it was nice to look back at some of things I’ve accomplished.
I also stumbled upon many old pictures including one of my best friend and me from the sixth grade. It’s amazing to see how much we’ve grown and matured over the years! It’s crazy to think of how much time has passed and how long we’ve known one another.
Things like this make me think of what it’ll be like in 10 years when I look back at things like my Italy trip. Things that seem so large to me now will become major highlights of a longer life then. I turn 20 in about 11 days and it’s hard to believe that I’ve lived through two decades of life. I’ve gotten to do so many wonderful things and meet amazing people along the way. I’m truly fortunate. ❤
This leaves me to ask a question for those of you who read and wouldn’t mind leaving a comment response: What kinds of items do you keep and why? How do you feel when you stumble back across such items?