Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Slice of Life Day 3: Written Memories

I must confess I am a hoarder. Not in the "I need TLC to come save me" sort of way but in the "I hold on to way too must stuff" sort of way. I hold on to EVERYTHING. This means emails too. Not the junky emails with coupons that expire or reminders to pay my bills (I'll gladly delete those and pretend that doesn't exist), but emails from my friends and family.

I started my day off at work with an email from my mom telling me and my Maid of Honor about a dream my mom had about my bridal shower. Apparently in the dream my MOH was SUPER mad at my mom for inviting someone, and it was so real my mom woke up thinking my MOH was actually mad at her. She then went on to tell us how she realized that it wasn't real because we have yet to even plan my bridal shower, and it made her laugh so she had to share it with us.

I laughed as I read through the story and quickly filed in my "Friends and Family" folder in my Gmail account. I use this folder to store all the emails from just that my friends and family. Not emails about dinner dates or upcoming events, but meaningful emails. This of course prompted me to look through some of the other emails in that folder. I have emails from my mom telling me to have a good day, and notes from my fiance telling me he loves me. I found an email from my now MOH from FOUR years ago when I was going through a tough time with a link to an uplifting quote. It almost brought tears to my eyes.

This reminded me why I obsessively save stuff, and why I never delete emails. Whenever I need a pick me up or just a little reminder of how loved I am I have it all right at my finger tips.

So, while some people may think I'm nuts for saving SO much stuff, or while some people poo-poo the digital age for not being personal I say =P


  1. What timing...I am writing a post for tomorrow about notes I wrote in high school - 35 years ago! The sad part is, I still have them. :) So, no, I do not think you are nuts!

  2. I keep those emails too. They are words from loved ones, so digital or otherwise, they are valuable to me. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I'm impressed that you have a friends and family folder! Keeping personal emails in this day and age is the equivalent of saving an actual letter 20 years ago. Keeping them makes sense - as evidenced by the tears brought on by the thoughtful email from 4 years ago. So .. keeping holding on!

  4. I'm glad that you know right where to go when you need encouragement and to see glimpses into good memories. Enjoy this wedding planning time!