February 10, San Mateo, CA: I spent the better part of the afternoon rummaging through old belongings looking for old photographs to digitize. My mom wants them for scrapbooking. But I came across a mountain of old papers, letters, greeting cards, class schedules, report cards, drawings...the list isn't truly endless, but if felt that way (I still have things I received in high school!). I have always said that I am a person who likes to remember. But looking at so much of the past made me wonder if sentimentality is the only reason I have held on to so much...stuff...for so long. I know that walking away from people...from options...has been a problem. It might be high time to purge a lot of the past that I've been storing in those banana boxes I picked up during freshman year of college.