I have had a huge tub of old stuff sitting in my car for a week now; the result of packing up my dad’s house and today I spent about 2 hours going through it! I have to say that by and large, the contents of the bin made me smile and laugh because most of things in the tub were from my teenage years and early twenties.
I found some amazing pictures of me with some pretty horrific eyebrows, questionable outfits, and some pictures where I was having way too much fun for my age! After I got done hysterically laughing at all the pictures I found, I moved on to the letter boxes. I am quite sentimental and looking through letters I have received from friends made my heart feel full because I am proud to say that I am still friends with 90% of those people.
The pictures made me flash back to a time when life seemed a bit simpler and carefree- when all you had to worry about was what time you were going to meet at your friends house or the mall or what time the party started. I love looking back, it makes me appreciate this blessed life I have and how each of the people who have been a part of it have shaped me in some way.
After about 2 hours, I put all the pictures, letters, news paper clippings, awards, cds, and various other miscellaneous artifacts I had once deemed important back in the bin and put the lid on. You can’t stay in the past too long, right?