I had originally thought that transcribing a journal entry would make for a fun blog post, but as I leafed through the entries, I realized that most of it is just simply too CRINGE-WORTHY to repeat here. Case in point: I wrote twenty-two pages (front and back!) of a phone call conversation I had with a boy I liked in the tenth grade. Yes! I actually taped the phone conversation and transcribed it into my diary. To relive forever!!
I especially enjoyed reading what I had to say after I had graduated from my international high school in Germany:
"I will have no problem falling for college guys (if there are any worth falling for...)"
"I'm definitely NOT going to marry before the age of 25"
Little did I know that I would be celebrating my FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY when I was 25!!
And here's one more little clip that I look back on with a smile (written just before I moved to the States for college):
"I'm terrified of starting over from scratch, of leaving Europe, of leaving home, of closing the doors of my high school world, of saying goodbye to all that is dear to me.... My biggest fear in life, my absolute biggest fear, is that I will look back on my high school years as the best years of my life. I don't want my life to go downhill from here. I want my high school years to be great ones, but I also want experiences that will be even better!"I smiled when I read those words because my biggest fear didn't come true! The best years of my life are right now (thank you, Lord!!)
Did you keep a diary when you were younger?