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Nostalgia Should Be a Category in It's Own Right

Updated on February 2, 2021

"Like Sands Through An Hourglass.."

"Like Sands Through An Hourglass, So Are The Days of Our Lives". Yes that is the opening statement of a very popular soap opera. However, it is also kind of how I see my own life.

I get up each morning and wonder where the time has gone. Today I'm 52, but wasn't I just 10 yesterday? I find myself here today visiting my childhood once again. I have my 45's playing on the record player behind me. Unfortunately, I don't have the 45 adapter that my mom had when I was young, so I actually have to keep getting up to change the record. No more stacking a handful at a time and letting them drop on their own at the end of each song. The nostalgia rolls in again. This won't be the first time I have written about it. I've hubbed about it in the past and one of the responses to that hub was by a man asking if I thought that Nostalgia should have it's own category within Hub Pages. The answer to his question is Hell Yeah!! Especially considering when writing this Hub, I wasn't even really sure where to put it.

My last hub on nostalgia was called the "Days of Disco". I loved writing that hub. It brought me back to my childhood. It was a difficult hub to write though, because although a visit back to my childhood was so nice, it was also sad. Sad because the minute the hub ended it was back to reality.

When hubbing, there is an infinite amount of things one can write about; it's just a matter of deciding. Many will go with what they know, what they believe or what interests them. Some may go with silly nonsenical topics to have some fun. And still, others may write about what ticks them off and use Hub Pages as a venting tool. I've found that if I take any of these routes, I have no problem finding a category that my Hub falls into. Honestsly, I don't even remember what category I put my last Hub into. All I know is that I was then, as I am now, feeling quite emotional and in need of visiting some very happy memories of days gone by.

Category of Emotions

Although I believe a category of Nostalgia would be nice, I wouldn't be against making it a little more general, perhaps say, Emotions. I think that would work as well, because that is exactly where I would put Nostalgia. However, maybe on different days I would put my nostalgia in a different sub section of emotions. Whereas some days I take the nostalgic route because I am sad and miss the way things were when I was a kid, other days I'm reliving hysterical moments spent with friends and family in the course of growing up. So how about a category called "Emotions" with sub categories underneath for say, happy, sad, anxious, ticked, or yes, even nostalgic!


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