I'm facing a problem right now that I've struggled with for a long time. What do I do about my keepsakes?
On the surface, this sounds like a trite issue, but every time I approach the question it feels like the most monumental decision I have ever had to make in my life.
Over the years, I've accumulated a vast wealth of memories. I have essays written from college, posters and advertisements from my days on the road as a rock star, pictures stuffed into boxes - and even Boy Scout badges and slides from when I was a child (actual photo). But the minute I pick any one of these things up to toss into the garbage, I get all confused and ultimately put it back to deal with another day.
I don't know, maybe keepsakes are a natural part of our self preservation instincts. I know I enjoy looking at old pictures of my parents and grandparents. And I think I enjoy having antique items from generations past in my home - I'm not entirely sure. After all, "enjoyment" is a relative thing. But my point is, who am I to decide that no future generations should have information about me just because I have a few too many boxes cluttering up my closet? If I don't preserve the memory of me, who will?
So this is why I'm confused. But now I'm curious:
Am I alone in my struggle? Do you keep or toss? And most importantly... What is the dumbest thing you are currently hanging on to?