I got my private pilot’s license about 8 years ago was going to continue on but financially wasn’t able to at the time I would like to get back into it. Did my license expire? what would I have to do to renew it?
If you remember your FARs, your license never expires, but it is not current either. You would need to do a BFR to get current, but beyond that you would also need to get your knowledge and skills current. I recommend that you contact your local flight school, explain your situation, and ask them how to best proceed. I would expect you to spend several hours with the instructor in the classroom and several more in the air to get back up to speed.
Since you’re asking the question you DEFINITELY need a refresher!