O. K. My ONE and ONLY patient is safely sleeping with her heart a-beatin' (NSR with rate in the 90's).
Are you a sentimentalist? Do you save things? Old holiday cards (of any kind)? Old love letters? Did you press your high-school prom flower(s)? Do you have a HUGE photograph collection? And do you look at those old photos from time to time?? Do you still have your Barbie doll collection? Do you still have your Hot Wheels collection?
If you do any of these type of things, you're probably a sentimentalist.
I save lots of stuff. . . I still have old college notes from music college (over 20+ years old!); also have old cassette tapes of music I've written when I was a teenager (25+ years ago!
). I saved most of the holiday cards (X-mas, Valentines, etc.) given to me by Amy! And we've been married 17+ years!
Still have all of my nursing books and notes from 12+ years ago. As Amy puts it, I'm a "pack rat". . . but in fact, I'm a sentimentalist. Sometimes when I'm in a bit of a sour mood, I day-dream back to more pleasant days. . . when I was a young adult or a teenager or a grade-schooler. . . and I usually find myself in less sour mood.
I love thinking back to the days when our family used to own a small cottage on an island in Maine. We spent many-a-pleasant summer there. Warms my heart everytime I remember when I used to climb the shore's rocky edges, or wonder off on some trail in the woods during a warm summer's day. . .
How about you? IF you're a sentimentalist, what memories, or items or precious thoughts do you store???
Inquiring minds want to know!