When I was young, probably about 10 or 11, my sister and I had a contest to see who could write in their journal for the most consecutive nights in a row. I don’t remember what the prize was but I’m pretty sure my sister won. I do remember that once during the contest I read her journal. It was a horrible thing to do and I knew it. I did it anyway. She was pretty mad at me when she found out. As a 12 year old girl I’m sure she had so many secrets to keep. Like how cute Justin Newman was.
Even thought I didn’t win the contest I won so much more. Ever since that time I have been a regular journal writer. (I must admit that I have not been as good about it the last few years.) That means that I have several journals full of stories about my life.
I decided to have a series called Blast from the Past where I will post one of my journal entries from a random day in the last 20 years of my life. I may comment on it or I may just let it speak for itself.
We’ll start today.
This was the earliest entry I could find in the few minutes I took to look.
(I left the spelling and grammar just how it was when it was written.)
Dec. 28, 1990
“Today I went sleding and when I got home I went to the store with my mom, sisters and a girl we were tending. Then when we got home we ate lunch. Then I played a game named quizzard. Then I went to clean my room. I am saposed to be cleaning but my mom left so I’m not. Today I thought about something. My boyfriend, my friends thing his is cute but they don’t like his persanaliaty so they don’t like him but I like him. I think he is cute. His name is Justin Dunaway.”
Just a couple of thoughts. First, I was 10. I didn’t remember having a “boyfriend” when I was ten. Once I read it, it came back to me. Of course it was just a “do you want to go out with me,” boyfriend who I said yes to then barely talked to again. Man, it’s still kind of crazy. I swear that is too young to like boys.
Second, I laughed when I read that I stopped cleaning because my mom left. I guess I shouldn’t get so annoyed at my kids when they do the same thing.
One thought on “A Blast from the Past”
The “I’m supposed to be cleaning, but mom left so I’m not” comment made me laugh really hard. Of COURSE I used to do the same thing 😛 I really do wish I had been better at keeping a journal when I was younger. I have a few, but not nearly as many as I should have. It’s really cool that you have them. 🙂