While I’ve been back in my childhood home, I’ve been going through boxes of my old stuff in an effort to reduce clutter in my life.
One issue is that I am a sentimental person, and even as a kid, I kept everything. Ticket stubs, brochures, every paper I wrote, every exam I took…I saved it all. I wish I could go back and tell my younger self to let go of stuff, because it’s making it harder for me to get rid of it now.
I go through an inner struggle with many items I come across. Do I need this? Do I have space for this? Will I miss this? Oh, but it’s evidence of my hard work and/or good times!
Some things are easier to throw out than others. Math exams? Gone. Old birthday cards? Trashed. But some things are just too good to go.
This freaking awesome life-sized cardboard cutout was given to me by my college boyfriend and I can’t let it go. It has nothing to do with who gave it to me, it’s just a really bitchin’ thing to have on hand.
Legolas was there at my college graduation party, proudly displaying my cap and gown. He’s watched over me sleeping all those years. He valiantly posed for countless drunken selfies with my roommates and me before selfie was even a word. He’s been more loyal than most partners. And damnit, even though he has no real use, he’s not going anywhere.