Old albums and self-honesty.
You know those boxes of stuff that you carry with you from apartment to apartment that finally end up in your attic at your house? Usually, they’re full of things from that post high school / early adulthood time frame. You never actually purge them, you just carry them around with you until you’re in your adulthood and stumble upon them while looking for something that you really need.
Yeah. I have a lot of those.
They’re in my attic.
I found one the other day that was a tote full of my old CDs. I threw half of them away. It’s amazing how your music interests get better as you age. Mostly, I threw away a lot of 90s grunge rock and rap albums. Because I don’t want to ever have to explain to my children why I have an extensive collection of 2-Pac albums…they went to the dumpster.
I’m grateful for my children. They keep me honest.