I've been spending some time lately cleaning out old emails. I've got several accounts that I've had since 2001, and my goodness, there's a lot of ancient history buried there.
It has been a completely worthwhile exercise - on the one hand, I've got too much baggage these days and it's time to clean things up and let them go. On the other, I'm finding that it's a very powerful reminder of the fact that I used to be a very different person than I am today.
Best of all, reading all these old messages is giving me some ideas about how I move back towards being that sort of person. She was a lot more interesting and had a lot more fun.
I feel lighter already, just reading them.