Aside from seeing my family and friends after 2 years of being away, there was another thing I was very much looking forward to: going through my memory box! (After that it was stuffing my face with sushi and pho 😉 )
You see, I’ve been collecting little bits and pieces of some of my most memorable days in shoeboxes for as long as I can remember. These boxes are filled with countless movie tickets, photos, random notes, birthday cards, boarding passes, old passports, etc… To anyone else, it’s probably a pile of garbage. But for me, each piece brings a beautiful moment, day, or an entire chapter of my life that I keep a little part of with me.
So you can imagine my excitement when I got home – I hadn’t gone through these memories in over 2 years! I decided to make a day out of it and go through all 8 shoeboxes at once. Going through these memories I noticed 2 things..
I was a hoarder back then! Who keeps chocolate kisses from Valentine’s Day 2007?! (Of which only wrappers were left since termites got the best of them)
I need to find a more suitable way in keeping my memories with me. Because even after I threw out all movie tickets, some city maps, birthday cards signed with “Love, whoever”, and what was left of my valentines candy, I was still left with 3 big boxes of things I couldn’t part with! Most of which were photos and cute notes that I didn’t have the heart to throw out.
So it got me thinking, since everything is online or in the ‘cloud’ nowadays, why not have an online memory box!? Sharing photos and highlights on here can save me tons of room while traveling (and in my closet, for when I get home) + I can stay up to date with friends and family anywhere in the world!
Funnily enough, this was when I was looking for a name for my blog. It’s funny how things come together sometimes, like it was meant for me to do this! Cheesy? Maybe, but it really feels like it. Any-who, that’s how Memory Box was born! I’m curious, does anybody else keep a memory box?
Also, for the sake of your entertainment here are some of the best pieces in my memory box: