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I Used to Keep a Diary

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    An Interesting Perspective

    I kept a very detailed diary through my teen years.  Most days I would fill several lined pages with my thoughts and experiences.  I would also clip and add newspaper articles, movie ads, photos of my favorite film stars, etc.   All these years later, I...
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger 46-50, F Dec 8, 2007

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    Stopped

    I got bored of it. I thought, what's the point of writing about my life if no one's ever going to read it? And hide it so no one can? So I stopped writing my diary, I kind of regret it now....
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Dec 9, 2007

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    I expect a lot of people do this

    and it can be fun, but diaries keep too many secrets, too many dark memories, crushes and bad things that had gone through our head. Recently, I burned the one I had because it reminded me too much of the bad things. I don't know if I should've done that, though. There were some...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4, 2014

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    Been a While...

    I used to keep track of anything that struck me as interesting in my life a long time ago...well maybe not THAT long ago, but still. I wrote down everything in my diary, my day's events, my thoughts, and wrote down details of my strange dreams. (In fact I think I still have those...
    Samaya Samaya 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2007

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    Burnt It Today.

    I always kinda liked to keep a diary because I guess I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings with someone, so in that case was my diary. But then after some period I read the stories and hate them. When I keep a diary I barely write about good things, I awlays write down my...
    Real2Ann Real2Ann 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2013

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    Diary

    Diary,What's the point?Once it's used,Never refer back,That's why,I used to keep a diary.
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 May 4, 2012

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    Dear diary, Today I finally admitted to myself

    that love is upon me again. I didn't exactly fall into it this time, it was more of a waltzing step with my eyes wide open and focused, yet still, it was a grand surprise. Thank U G-d ;-) I've got smiles for miles. S.
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Jan 21, 2015

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    I had a diary entry from

    when I was 15 or 16 talking about how sad I was and that I wanted to die, but I don't think I meant it. Mum had found it as well, and brought it up "what's this about?" but I told her to ignore it. Another time I had confided in my nan about my feelings and ended up crying into...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2014

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    But Want To Get Rid Of Them...

    As they bring back memories of unhappy times, times filled with pain and hurt. I am hoping that by throwing them away, I am also in a way pyschologically freeing myself. I will always keep my childhood diaries though as they are more amusing to look back on and aren't painful to...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2011

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    I Am Just Too Scared To Now

    I still have my old diaries & I can't even read them. I wince at the **** I used to do & feel proud of. My face burns with embarrassment when I see how pathetic & silly I have been at some points. It's great to see how I've grown & matured, but jeez... I'm terribly ashamed of...
    deadmoon deadmoon 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2011

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    I Kept A Diary During My Freshman Year Of High School

    Reading what I wrote again just gives me a different perspective of the kind of person I was back then. I also realize just how stupid and naive I was back then, it makes me kind of sad. Although, some things back then still haven't changed. I was as depressed back then as I am...
    girlanonymous girlanonymous 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    I Actually Blog Now. :)

    In my life, I've known two great loves. Therefore, it was twice that I've experienced heartbreak. The first was a promise broken among friends. The second was realizing a dying dream. All of these moments I recorded onto paper or a blinking screen. I've been writing...
    xHanako xHanako 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2011

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    I used to keep a diary,

    until a girl took it from my desk and read it out loud to a lot of people. Now, I keep a lot of things that I'd keep in a diary to myself in my head. At least my thoughts can't be infiltrated as easily as a flimsy lock can.
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F 1 Response May 17, 2015

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    Until My Sister Read It

    I would write in my diary everyday, about everything and all about how I felt.It was a good way to went out all my frustrations, But, then one day my sister read it, When my Mom and my sister were fighting she mentioned my diary and said that she had read it, And told my...
    gamingzone3 gamingzone3 18-21, F Mar 28, 2010

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    I have an online diary

    that I used for a few months.I remembered about it and I thought I'd check it and see how I used to think when I was less experienced in life ahahah it was embarrassing and funny to read!Can't believe how dramatic I was about everything, so much unnecessary detail too lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 6, 2014

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    Exactly

    They used to be fun. I would write entries with my sister and we would hide the diaries all over the place. We always fought but when it was diary time we just somehow got along. We wrote one good thing about each other and what we did that day. But now I look back and I can't...
    FeelingLikeACloud FeelingLikeACloud 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2011

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    Discriminating Evidence

    I kept a journal of my experiences and events from the ages of 17-19. All my youthful partying, drinking, and sexual explorations were in there. But I also had a revengeful, black-mailing Brother, and a loving, but strict, religious Father. A girl's Dirty Diary against two...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2007

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    Used to has turned into "currently self-harm". I relapsed 3 months ago on my birthday, depressed about my birthday. Done it twice since then. Thinking of buying some razors...
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    i used to be a very, very happy young girl. i had a bright future ahead of me, i was a good kid, had many friends, healthy relationships with my family members, and was top of my...
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    I am not the person I used to be, in every aspect this could be taken. Re-read and think, then breath and feel the relief of no longer being that person you used to be.
    BastardBlue BastardBlue 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I used to be fun, crazy and energetic. I used to have wild adventures, inappropriate sex and sing like nobody could hear me. I used to dance and laugh. Now, now I'm old and...
    BookGrl BookGrl 41-45, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Why you? Where is the man I once knew? The one who I thought would never hurt me, especially not gonna make me cry? Where is the man that I fought for? Who's so gentle and loving...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I always keep a journal and I always express myself through writing. My journal is my diary, but I don't like calling it that haha.
    Shxxxooo Shxxxooo 18-21, F a week ago

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    I should be used to everyone leaving me, it's almost a regular occurrence, but it still hurts... I lose everyone I care about, they just leave me in the end. All of them. But most...
    AngelsInBlack AngelsInBlack 16-17, F Feb 1

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    I am used to it. It's still not nice though really, especially if you've invested yourself in a friendship or trusted yourself with someone who's a medical professional and just...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F Jan 29

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    From since I can remember I've always been into sports and anything having to do with athletics. As I got older I began having debilitating problems with my my knees, first the...
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    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. Keep moving dear! Love you all! Don't give up
    Emin97 Emin97 18-21, M Jan 28

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    I know I'm still young, but a few years ago I used to be so nice to people, always laughing and smiling but god damnn...I've noticed I've become a huge d*ck. I'm so careless and...
    MrBugsyMalone MrBugsyMalone 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Praise God, I am not the person I used to be. If you will, I'd rather not get into it. I want to leave that person dead and buried. I have a new life in Christ, Jesus.
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    My name is Anthony and I'm 23yrs old I'm tired of being used by females just to get another man
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    So I sold some used underwear on Craigslist once. I needed extra money and wondered if it would work. It did. Some guy named William bought like $60 worth. I made them extra dirty...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 23

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    I am not sure why is it becoming like this... but lately, I noticed that I have been getting bored so very easily of the perfumes I am wearing. I used to wear one or two perfumes...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Through all the pain, I made up one rule for myself and have used it successfully for life. "Never allow yesterday, to steal joy from today." It works. Life is too short to waste...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F Jan 23

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    I want to be tied down, blindfolded and used by someone. I want to be teased and then pegged. My secret fantasy.
    Equus7 Equus7 46-50, M Jan 22

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    About 5/6 years ago I moved to Bournemouth in the uk to start a new life and to get away from my unsupportive and hateful mother who refused to allow me to live with her in the...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    *inhale* I don't honestly know how long I've been "clean". Less than a year by a few months? 6, maybe 7 months? I don't know. I did it for control when it felt like my life was...
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    I want to cause self pain do I can release the pain that is bottled up in side. We are told to " take life one day at a time, do not worry about tomorrow". I am not able to live...
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