Friday, October 9, 2009

Opening The Vault: Early Days Edition

When you amass 95 journals, you invariably get asked the question -- do you ever reread them?

  1. Yes. And most recently, I found myself reaching far back into my hefty archives, to the days when I first started keeping a diary.
As I’ve just rediscovered, my flair for drama began at a very early age. I now Open The Vault and take you waaaaay back to the early 80’s….

New York, NY
October 28th, 1981 (age 7)

Dear Diary,

I hate my friends…except for Brian. I love him. He’s cute, sexy and adorable.

One day I will marry him.

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November 12th, 1981

Dear Diary,

I fell in love with Brian one week ago. He loved me then, but he doesn’t now.


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November 21st, 1981

Dear Diary,

Mom and Dad are coming home today and I’m in big trouble because I’ve been fresh with my grandparents.

Plus, my boyfriend has been loving me on and off.

P.S. My life is all wrong.

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Though I have no recollection whatsoever of Brian, I must admit revisiting my marital thoughts about him made me smile. At the tender age of 7, I unknowingly got quite a preview of the bumps in the road that go along with school crushes and other forms of romance. All of these years later, I’m still learning when it comes to love.

Coming up…an enlightening evening with the experts of and a belated girls night out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sexy? Scary that you were using that word at 7.