Maybe it’s pictures from your first homecoming dance.
An old corsage.
Ticket stubs to your first rock concert.
Pieces of me from the past.
Reminders that I used to be something different than I am today.
I think it is good to have those reminders here and there.
To show your spouse and children, even yourself.
It’s fun to look back.
I have a drawer in our bedroom that is a little hideaway of past treasures.
Items that I keep close for many reasons.
To comfort me, to take me away, maybe even to inspire me?
I don’t know when I started filing things away in here.
It’s like a secret drawer in this dresser.
A bonus, secret hiding place of things I don’t want to put in a scrapbook.
Things I want to touch, feel, hold in my hands.
Things that made me proud.
Things that blogging has brought to me.
This is a “vision board” (thank you, Melisa, for the actual term that I forgot).
I made this at a blogging event a few years ago.
Of where I see myself, how I saw myself.
I am not a big jewelry person but I save important jewelry.
The bracelets and necklaces my children have made.
A watch that my oldest daughter used to wear as a toddler.
A bracelet that she and I bought together back when it was cool to have matching mom and daughter jewelry.
And more love notes.
A reminder that they aren’t always going to be little.
A letter to my Gramma.
A letter from my Gramma to Rebecca that she gave to me after she passed away.
I miss that handwriting.
Special cards and letters from friends and family.
Some people keep journals, I keep day planners.
Because I like to remember what we were doing on a random April day in 2010.
When someday I will miss the busyness.
Old glasses of mine.
What are some of the things you keep?