Monday, September 28, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane

So as I mentioned before, we are moving. And this time I am really going through stuff to toss. My mom is notorious for dropping off boxes of stuff for me. Not boxes of useful items, but boxes of crap. Crap consisting of old keepsake items such as: prom corsages, old school notebooks, diaries, projects, dress up jewelry, nick knacks, etc. Yesterday, while rifling through one of the many crap boxes, I came across a good stack of letters. Letters from old friends and boyfriends. I read through some of them and realized one thing.

1) High school was full of petty crap. I found some notes in response to notes I HAD WRITTEN to friends that were just ridiculous! And the best part? I don't remember any of this crap happening, which basically means I let things roll off my back very easily. Which, I guess is good yet somewhat rare for a girl to do in high school.

So I kept some of the ones that are petty, just for whenever I want a good laugh. I kept all of the letters from Hubbs in the early days, but tossed all the other crap out. I felt guilty at first, but realized, I just couldn't see myself pulling out a box or two on a rainy day and going through all of it. I always told myself I would, which is why I passed them along each time we moved. Now, I am purging.

Do you typically toss or keep?

4 comments:

Christy said...

I toss everything. Then I regret it later. My husband is a pack rat. I have to throw things away when he isn't looking.

Jeninacide said...

I toss everything too AND regret it later TOO. OMG AND MY HUSBAND IS A PACK RAT AND I HAVE TO THROW THINGS AWAY WHEN HE GOES OUT OF TOWN.

I am Christy's clone, basically! LOL!

Multi-tasking Mama said...

I toss EVERYTHING, to the point of it being wasteful. Like knick-knacking stuff that co-workers give out as b-day presents. You know lotions and frames and stuff, yep I toss them as soon as I get home.

I am TERRIBLE.

But I never regret it at least, I must be void of emotion.

Multi-tasking Mama said...

Oh except makeup, I have an ENTIRE drawer full of dried old mascara tubes, foundation tubes with a drop left and cracked bronzer compacts.

Basically you should NOT use any advice I give you about collecting junk.