The First Heartbreak

The first time I experienced heartbreak was when I was in 8th grade on a field trip to Knott’s Berry Farm. I had planned to ask the girl I like out, but I couldn’t find her when we were at the park. My friends and I eventually ran into her, but she was holding hands with a guy I had …

Exposure to Astrology

The first time I learned about Astrology, I was a child. All I knew was my sign and birthstone. When I was 13, I learned more about the meaning behind the sign I was born under from this special Astrology section on AOL (America Online!). It also included the daily horoscope, which would describe the planets in orbit and which …

The shortest journal entry

The shortest journal entry I have ever had was simply, “I’m”….that’s it. I have no idea what happened that day and when I looked at the next entry, which was the next day, I wrote as if nothing unusual happened the day before. No mention that I got interrupted or anything like that. By the time I went back to …

Meeting people born the same day as you

Ever meet someone born the same day as you? It’s only happened once, I think. He was a friend of mine in Elementary school. His personality was like the opposite of mine, he was openly honest about what he thinks and his experiences..he was also popular with the girls! However, we both liked the same stuff and we shared similar …

Keeping a journal to preserve the truth

You may have heard the saying that our memories betray us over time. If you write down an event that occurred as soon as possible and in great detail, would you be able to recall the event a year later with accuracy without looking at what you wrote down? What you wrote down at that point of time is how …

That moment when you finally learn how to do something

When I was in 8th grade, I learned how to break dance. There was a move that I wanted to learn how to do so bad called the flare. I would spend at least an hour at home each day after school, trying to do it. This would go on for months where I would try and fail until I …

When you just decide

It’s such a great feeling to quickly decide with conviction. Looking back at the beginning of my journal when I was 13, I saw how I went from liking one girl to another based off of just one moment of meeting the new girl. I had decided I liked her and still did even though I rarely saw her. I …

The written secret

I remember going on a field trip in 8th grade where the teacher asked all of us to write down a secret about ourselves. There was a girl I saw there that I had instantly fallen for, so I was especially nervous and hoped no one would find out what my secret was. I ended up writing down that I …

A reason to like Mondays

It’s common to dislike Monday. It is usually described as the start of the dreaded work week. When I was in school, I actually looked forward to Monday because it was the day I would have a chance to see the girl I liked again after not seeing her over the weekend. As an adult, I would still look forward …