Memories that surface when I’m still

With being less busy due to COVID work from home, I’m noticing a pattern. Often when I sit down to craft quietly by myself, my brain brings up a parade of old memories and emotions. One after another.

At the end of a one-hour crochet session yesterday, I noted 6 different bad memories and their negative emotions that had played out in my head, memories from as far back as 15 years ago.

Are these memories essentially my “to do list”, memories that need me to spend time feeling and working through with models?

Is their popping up like that an indication that I’ve been pushing the feelings down and now it’s time to work on each one?