A- finish them. B - get feedback.
Blow off the dust, re-work them, create a web page, publish them, even if for your eyes only because seeing your work out there encourages you to keep writing and trying to get better.
Well don't worry there are always someone who like to publish those under his/her name if the story is enough good. I am using my old poems in the fireplace in winter time when it's too cold to write new ones. To be honest that what I have been done years ago is not useful anymore. Life happens here and now and I am not writing historical books so texts over an year old are already history. I can use part of those as an input to the new story but anyway you have to write that again. That’s my way, maybe you choose another way ...
That choice is yours. Sometimes just the process of writing is the "therapy' you need! If you want to show it to someone - do it!
You might try a blog and see what responses/reactions you get there...or a local writers' group...
Look them over. Does it still sound as good as it did back then? One would be surprised at how time alters one's perceptions. Still good? Then find a publisher or do it yourself. Nobody knows where their talents lie until then step out, unafraid. Finally, have faith in yourself, believe, whether music, art, photography acting writing ... whatever. There are literally thousands of talented people out there. A belief in self and persistence is what wins in the end
I suggest you read them first. See if you can remember what they meant to you, why you wrote them, how you were feeling. Correct them if you need to, and then call a friend you trust and show them! It can never hurt to get an opinion, plus it may lead you somewhere!
i recommend getting a cheap bottle of wine and sitting down one evening sifting through them all. Have a good laugh, have a good cry. Take time to realize how good and bad your work was. Reflect on how much you've grown as a writer and as a person.
Then, when you're done with all that sentimental B.S., start trying to figure out how much of what you've written could potentially earn you money.
With a quick re-write and a little tweaking here and there, you probably have tons of usable stuff. Begin searching for different writing websites that your material may be suited for. Don't have any confidence in how good your work is? Get someone you know and who's opinion you trust, to read over it first. THEN, determine where to go from there.
Whatever you do with the material you wrote all those years ago, DON'T stick it back in the bottom of the drawer or back of the closet, where no one will ever lay eyes on it again until YOU stumble across it again in another ten years!
This is how i view my writing and maybe it will help You.
I don't know where or how most all of these words come from, but they came and for a reason. There is nothing to be ashamed or embarrased about because these are the real thought & feelings I've experienced. I wrote them down for a reason, and i feel that reason is to share those words with others. Not everyone can put abstract thoughts and feelings into words so the fact that I can, must mean that there are others out there like me but just have not found their voice yet.
By all means Share Your writings! They were able to enrich Your life, now allow it to enrich someone else's.
Maybe try posting it online to a group of strangers.
Reread them and see if they are ready to show now that you have changed and grown. You will most likely see them in a different light. Then show them. If you're thinking about it then you're ready.
Read them over and find the bits and pieces that are good in them and then develop them into stories that meld the writer you were then with the writer you are now.
Take them out. Dust them off. Clean them up (re-read, edit, re-write, re-slant - whatever they need to get into shape). Identify a few markets and begin sending them out.
Don't have any.
Don't be afraid to show it to someone else. That is the only way you will get feed-back. Sure, it may hurt your feelings, but better your feelings be hurt than to never grow as a write. Take any criticism as a plus and learn from it. You may have your work red-lined for a while, but after a time those edits will be fewer and fewer.
Rehash and reuse.