Do you ever hear your parents, grandparents, teachers, or older friends talk about "back when they were young", or get absorbed in memories of their childhood?
Do you ever think about back when you were younger than you are now, or get absorbed by memories from a while ago?
Ever felt a sort of fond or sentimental sense of wistfulness over times gone by?
Chances are, at some point or another you've felt at least a bit nostalgic.
Whether in the context of memories from earlier childhood, thoughts of your old home if you’ve ever moved, friends who you haven’t seen in a long time, your former school, that old couch that got ripped to shreds by your puppy, or something else – even the old days of NMG! – most of us will probably experience nostalgia, to some extent, at some point in our lives. It’s normal to think back about memories, and, even as children/tweens/teens ourselves, I’ve found it can be both sometimes therapeutic and, on a lighter note, often quite fun to reminisce about “the olden days”.
So here’s the place to indulge in that reminiscence! Be as nostalgic as you please. What are the things from the past that you miss? What are the ones that you don’t miss so much? The ones you think of almost every day? The ones that only just came to mind, that you hadn’t thought of in years until now? And while you’re at it, if you know the answer to this question (it can be a tricky one, I know), what’s your first memory?
Reflect, remember, and reminisce away. :-)