"would often / used to"
This sentence patten is used to describe in a nostalgic fashion what someone did or what happened in the past.
V（ta form）+ ものだ
When I was a child , I used to travel with my family.
When I was a child, I used to play with my friend at the park.
When I was a child, I used to be scolded by my mom and I would cry.
When I was in college, I would often hang out and study.
When I was young, I would often fight with my older brother.
When I was young, I was always scolded by my teachers.
When I was young, I used to travel alone.