It's week two of my monthlong look into MY teenage mind. I'm digging deep into the teenage mind-set this week...13 years ago deep.
From my diary, ages 13-14:
Hi. Emily & Caroline are sitting together on the bus. I feel so left out. I have no one to talk to! Caroline likes Dan now?? I'm upset that no one told me what is going on. We went to the Holocaust museum today. So so so sad.
Emily and I had a talk about all that's going on. I feel much better. I'm going to her surprise party on Saturday, then we're going with all the boys to the movies to see Godzilla.
When I get home, I have to pratice piano again. I spend too much time on AOL.
Dan was online and he told me he's going to ask Caroline out tomorrow. Then I had to call her and tell her, and she said she's got to decide to say how to say no. So then I called Emily to discuss, but she wasn't home. Ugh. You-know-who signed my yearbook three times. I signed his with a heart. Do you think he knew it was a clue?
Thing I've Learned:
- I've always spent too much time online—even when it was dial-up.
- Friendship issues and feeling left out come first; world history and the suffering of others comes second. My priorities were so wonky!
- Teenagers are huge gossips who suck at keeping secrets.
- Boys NEVER get sly signals. They still don't, 13 years later.
Also, let's discuss how my writing style is still the same. Lots of "ughs" and "dudes." Some things never change!