Day 23 → Something you wish you had done in your life.
I wish I had saved all of the notes my friends and I wrote back and forth in school. For a long time I kept them in shoe boxes in my room at my mom’s. When I moved out I threw them all out – I didn’t want to carry them with me from place to place, taking up a drawer or shelf that I could use for something I really needed.
I thought I would never care about reading those notes as an adult. Now that I can’t remember a damned thing from the majority of my school years, I wish I had them. I don’t remember what I did after school or what I liked about various boys or what I complained about. I don’t remember who I was or what I talked about.
I should have kept those and gotten rid of my yearbooks. My yearbooks contain pictures of people and things I don’t want to remember, reminders of the parts of school that were completely alien to me. Those notes held the bulk of my grade school life in them, links to a past that no longer exists.
I wonder if my old friends have any of the notes I wrote to them…