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I am a very – very very – sentimental person. And it comes as a surprise to some as I am not a very romantic human being. I do love me some romance, but I am not thrilled by it. What I am thrilled about is all these sentimental things. I swear, my house is loaded with bits and bobs that others would simply throw away and wouldn’t even think about keeping. But not me. I do keep everything.
Every time I travel to somewhere, I ALWAYS bring back home all the tickets, maps, ads or whatever I was given during the trip. I keep all of those papers and things in one giant folder that sits right there beside me as I am typing this. Don’t even try to understand my mind, you will most likely break something. I also like to keep all tickets, checks, bracelets and etc. from events I go to. Give it a concert, a theater, cinema, restaurant – I KEEP IT ALL. My parents aren’t very thrilled by that. I prefer the moments I spend with people over things I get. I don’t even care if you won’t get me a present, just spend some goddamned time with me and I will be ecstatic! I love memories, I love details because they remind me of a good time I had or happiness I felt that day/night. It’s just the way my brain works.
I don’t know if being this sentimental is good for me or not. I do know that because of it I have shit loads of stuff in my room that I have nowhere to put. But I still won’t throw it out. And that’s not very good. I don’t want to get rid of my old clothes, books, notes, pens – basically anything that I don’t need more – because they are too dear for me. I do not throw them out and I do not use them. It’s like the worst combo for those organised people out there.
I wish I wasn’t so sentimental. I wish I could throw that old 5rd-grade notebook away without feeling sad and guilty that I got rid of my childhood – I know, it sounds extremely stupid, but this is how I actually feel. But at the same time, I don’t want to. I want to keep these things till I will be 100 years old and look through them. This is why I made ‘Best of 2015’ Memories Jar that I looked through in my older post. This is why I made another one for 2016. This is why I keep bringing all that junk – as would others say – home.
I don’t know where I am going with this post, but I just wanted to say this to you. So, now when we meet, you will not freak out once I start collecting all the things around me – a miserable attempt at making a joke right here!. Anyways, I am sorry if this wasn’t a fun post, but it is dear to me – see? This is what I am talking about! – and close to my heart and this is what I wanted to share with you today.
Are you a sentimental person?