So I was supposed to write a post last Saturday, but my day was jam-packed, so I had to delay. And what was I doing that had me so distracted? Well, I was doing something that I had always wanted to do, but never did. It was something that I had always avoided, as I was to afraid to face all the memories and emotions that would come with making this choice.
I decided to go change my room.
Now, this might sound very un-dramatic, but imagine having a room full of almost 13 year old memories, waiting to be relived. Imagine looking in every corner, inside very box and at every scratch on the wall, and thinking “wow, I remember that.” Imagine all the past and memories, not necessarily good, racing towards you like a hurricane. Remember divorce, death and bullying, remembering times when you thought life was over for you. It was hard to take this step in organizing and improving my room, but I am so happy with the choice I made.
Even though I did avoid it for very long, this must have been one of the best decision I have made. Looking back at everything I had stored in my back pocket, has helped me realize that I need to treasure important moments, and grasp every second I spend with my family and friends. Memories are valuable, and sometimes, they will be all you have left. Even if the time is not great, and the memory doesn’t seem like its worth saving, you will look back one day, and see how much you have achieved in your life. This is my favorite quote, and it really expresses what I just said in one sentence.
“Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.”
– Dr Seuss
Memories really are valuable, and that value is what makes it special.