It’s not the 1992 on that paper that makes me feel old.
It’s the fact that I was in college at a time when it was acceptable to turn in hand-written papers.
I don’t think it was a major paper, but still.
A few weeks ago, I found myself going through a file cabinet searching for a dramatic piece that I hadn’t seen in years . . . but had committed to performing that evening.
Yes, I have over-confidence in my Finding Abilities sometimes.
Anyway, as I searched through this file cabinet I found a bunch of old college papers.
I realized that if I was looking through them anyway, I might as well go ahead and trash ones that I immediately knew weren’t worth keeping.
But it’s hard. When they’re your words. And you’re kind of a wanna-be writer and all.
Some were interesting and gave me glimpses into my 20 year old soul. Some were obviously written at 4 a.m. on the day they were due.
I finally decided that I couldn’t possibly read them all but I also didn’t want to go through all of them and NOT pitch any into the trash.
So I got rid of any papers that were for a class I didn’t remember taking. Or that I remembered hating.
Still, it hurt a little.
Do you still have old papers you wrote in school?