Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Why Everyone Should Journal

I come from a family of hoarders.  I don't like to admit it, but it's about time I purge myself of some old toiletries (perfumes, make-up, lotions, sprays, etc.) and clothes... and I am making it a goal to do so before we move for residency.  In my defense, I know glitter is going to come back, I know my purple eye shadow trio is going to be cool again, I might need a miniature sized tube of lipstick one day, I never know when I might need another tube of eye cream, and I just might want to use my Love Spell lotion or Gio perfume soon.  My dad keeps a lot of excess nails, computer cords and accessories and anything else he collects at garage sales (a hobby of ours almost every weekend growing up).  My brother has piles of comic books he's collected over the years, board games and figurines from his Dungeon and Dragon days.  And last but not least, my mom has shoes and random house items used for model homes she tries to sell.  We are a family of hoarders.

After watching an episode of Hoarders recently, I started to think ... maybe I should try to organize everything for my folks.  So with that goal in mind, I set to start conquering the mess in our garage today.  I found old college textbooks I instructed my dad to throw away, all in a box.  I found old clothes, I had told my dad were to be donated to Goodwill, also all in a box.  I looked through old photos from high school and college, letters from middle school, old Hello Kitty wallets I had blinged with AB crystals from my ballroom days, and a pile of old journals.

I opened up one and this is what I saw:

The funniest thing is... Wendy and Eric are married.  I sent this to Wendy, and some of our other close friends, and we all had a good laugh.  It's no wonder my memory is the best out of all my friends.  I have journaling to thank for that.  And that my friends, is why everyone should journal.
Eric and Wendy... 16 years and still going (okay, they did break up in between but that doesn't matter).  And if you don't know who Keroppi is, you're probably not Asian.  


Genny said...

bwahahaha, middleschool/highschool journals ARE THE BEST! I love looking back and reading my gossip! I was sooo honest in all of my feelings about myself and others, so it's really funny to read. That is the best :)

SupaFlowaPowa said...

i KNOW right?! i wonder if I will be as honest when I journal now... knowing my future posterity will have access to it. LOL. oh well, I should!