Out of all the decluttering I’ve done so far, I find throwing away schoolwork to be the most thought provoking. Reading old notes, essays and textbooks brings me right back to that time in my life and resurrects old memories I thought were long forgotten.
It’s encouraging to see how far I’ve come since my old schooldays, but it is also moderately dismaying to see that I’ve actually regressed in some ways. My old math homework looks like a foreign language to me now. But really, does anyone who is not a mathematician remember how to do calculus a few years after taking it?
If I discard these writings, will it mean that those school time memories are discarded with them? Am I okay with that? Or do I want to revisit my past every once in a while, and to do so, will I need to keep my schoolwork to jog my memory?
Questions, questions, questions. It’s almost as if I’m back in school.