This is the last week of my monthlong look into MY teenage mind, in an attempt to better understand the teenagers I read about and write about on this blog. It's been so fun, and I'm thrilled so many of you responded!
Without further ado, these are my notes to myself, age 17, on a class trip to Germany:
Things I would read about:
Casey recovers from a long coma
Denise gets taken by German mafia members, but Frau doesn't believe us and it's up to us to save her
On a waterskiing trip, our boat gets taken hostage by pirates
I get invited to join the next Real World cast, and for once none of the HOT boys are gay
Things I miss about America:
No Mad Cow Disease
Thing I've Learned:
Now, don't try to steal my story ideas, people. Clearly everyone would want to read about me on Real World, trapped in a house full of hot boy strangers.
I just see this list as confirmation of something we all know: Teenagers daydream. A lot. About really superficial things maybe, but the point is that there's a universal teenage experience of feeling trapped and being overly eager to fantasize about what could be.
Sure, I wrote this while exploring Germany, but I was definitely trapped on a big ole tour bus with 30 of my high school classmates at the time, so you can understand my wandering mind.
The last list is just hilarity to me. The WB? This is what I missed during my month abroad? I was SO 17...Lord have mercy on me if I ever have daughters.
Here are a few similar posts that came up along my Dear Diary journey that you should check out:
Tara at Fiction Folio (Check out her blog's main page today for another Dear Diary entry!)
Capillya aka Shabby Geek aka That Cover Girl
Anyone else want to play along? Leave a link in the comments!