Thursday, September 8, 2011

I'm a hoarder.

Okay, a potential hoarder.

This week Mama Kat is asking us:  If you were a hoarder, based on your personality...what would you hoard? (better yet, ask someone who knows you well, what they think you would hoard).

Mama’s Losin’ It

So what would I hoard?
Better yet, what have I hoarded?

When I was younger I hoarded kids meal toys.
There are still a few kicking around my parents house for my kids to enjoy when they are there.

When i was a teenager, I hoarded notes.
I had hundreds of notes from friends.
Notes I'd written to "loves".

When I was in high school I hoarded photos.
I put them all on my wall with that tacky {greasy} yellow stuff, so I didn't put a thousand tack holes into my dad's walls.
He'd have been so mad.
I had a wall full of photos.

In college I was a hoarder of any piece of anything that represented a memory.
I was 2-3 years into paper scrapbooking, and if I thought I could use it on a page, I kept it.
Pictures, match books, ticket stubs, a paper sack, photos, nick nacks, various little bits of whatever I happened to find.
I had a tote full of the stuff.
It was bad.

After I got married and had my Princess, I hoarded anything that held a memory to my new family.
Clothes, toys, papers, and all the stuff I still had from high school.

It was bad.

Okay, not Hoarders the TV show bad, but enough to be an issue every time we moved.
We do that pretty often.

I finally am learning to let go of the "stuff".
None of the papers, clothes or nick nacks are going to bring those moments back.
None of it.
I still hoard my photos, but it's easier since they are digital.
I hoard my digi scrapbooking supplies, as I create memories with those.
I've let go of *most* of my paper stash.

My newest hoarding obsession though is Pinterest.
I am storing all these links for the *someday*.
It's fun.
And I don't have to move it in a box {or 5} when we move.
It's a good thing.

Play along with Mama Kat this week!


Adrienne said...

Virtual hoarding! I LOVE IT! Wonder when the first Oprah special about it will air!! hehe! I have moved many times in my married life (13 times in 27 years to be exact!) the no boxes thing is HUGE!! Pinterest is going to be my post-daughter's-wedding treat to me!

Patrice said...

At least Pinterest is virtual hoarding!

SUPAHMAMA! said...

I have a paper addiction!!! Who knew it could be so dang heavy when packed in a box? And Pinterest is one of my newest addictions as well.

Kat said...

Ay! Virtual hoarding! Who would have thought that was possible? And yet it is! Like you said, at least it all fits nicely into an external hard drive!