The other night I sat down and went through my inboxes to clear up space. This meant reading tons of old emails. My Yahoo account goes all the way back to 2002 or so while my Gmail account goes to 2004. Going through almost a decade’s worth of emails is no joke. Definitely invoked a sense of nostalgia, with an emphasis on the pain.
Looking back through years of exchanges made me think of how much my life has changed. Regret isn’t my really my style but looking back reminded me of the expectations I’d had for myself. I haven’t exactly lived up to them. Reading the old emails also helped me understand the outcome of investments I’d made in terms of both money and time. There are definitely things I’ll look out for now that I have a feel for the impulse decisions I’m susceptible to.
I was a little depressed at first but I don’t feel quite as bad now. As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20.
Did a little photo series with Sudman last December. About a boy who decides to leave his home behind.
A couple of weeks ago, I was dropping one of my friends off in Brooklyn. As they’ll be moving upstate soon, her family moved out of their old home in Queens and are temporarily living with relatives.
Since we were passing through her old neighborhood, we decided to stop by her old home. She’d missed out on giving a final goodbye because of exams the week before. We grabbed coffee from Dunkin Donuts and parked in the driveway.
So I’ve been into graphic novels and comics for a couple of years now. A good comic with nice artwork goes a long way. I decided to order two books out of a random urge to buy something nice for myself. One was Craig Thompson’s Habibi and the other was Jeffrey Brown’s Unlikely.
It’s amazing how much of a blessing it is to have good friends. For about a year now, I’ve been slowly trying to get back into the habit of spending time with friends while balancing it out with schoolwork. It has worked out for the most part. There’s just something about being around people who genuinely care about you. It’s got somewhat of a stress relieving effect.
Reminiscing about things that seem to have happened only yesterday is always nice. You look back at the little things and realize they had the most significant impact on your life.