This is my high school senior year Creative Writing journal. My teacher had told us that if we didn’t want her to read any of our entries, all we had to do was turn down the page. I would say about half of my pages were turned down…yikes!
There are a ton of entries that would make you laugh for hours, but the one I’m going to share today is about a “crisis” in my life.
It states, “My crisis might finally be over. On Friday I went to Old Navy and got a pair of jeans. They actually fit me okay. Most people don’t understand what a trauma searching for jeans is. It takes me forever to find jeans that fit. It’s a fight. It has gotten so bad that my mom refuses to go out with me when I go looking for jeans.” Wow…what rough times I had in high school! Actually, jeans shopping is still a crisis for me. I’m short and every pair I ever try on is about seven inches too long (even the petite pairs!).
I remember hearing in high school that sleeping in the fetal position is a self-defense mechanism. I thought this would make a great line in a story, so I wrote it nice and big in bubble letters. I think I wrote a lot of stuff during high school in bubble letters!
The picture below is me brainstorming titles for a story I wrote. The titles are lame. I'm glad I was able to identify it. I think the story had to do with a girl getting ready for prom. I went through all her actions and how special it all was, but in the end you find out she has to go with her brother because she doesn't have a date. That's a story I might have to dig up for a laugh!
I went to a private Catholic school (all girls!), so my journal has a lot of prayers. Something tells me that we won’t be reciting this prayer during mass!