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I Used to Keep a Diary

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    delusi0nal delusi0nal 18-21, F 1 Response May 4, 2014

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 6, 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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    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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    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 70+, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Yes, i HAVE to!! I desperately want to keep a diary but i cant.. Too much of a risk to take and had someone read it, major catastrophe to say the least, so im keeping it here on...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I used to write in a diary every night from 3rd grade to 7th grade. I stopped in the eighth grade, however, I would write in it once in a while. I looked through it the other day...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Isn't it sad when you get hurt so much that you can finally say "I'm used to it"
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F 24 mins ago

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    I have kept a diary since my Mum bought me one in 2000. I like to write how i'm feeling and what i'm thinking because I find it therapeutic. It's good to have something private...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I am a friendly person. I am social. I trust people easily. I don't know how to not trust people right away. I am very caring. I also am very forgiving and give people chances. I...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Mar 27

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    I woke up pretty early today but not early enough to see the early morning dew. I did go to the park for a 30 minute brisk walk though. I should have jog but my body was still too...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 12

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    yes, it's true. my brother finally told me my mom was reading my diary, and she even offered my brother to read it with her. so that's why i had to re-hide it and stop writing in...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 12

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    I remember most of my dreams in quite a lot of detail and I like to keep a record of them in my blog to see which ones of them are recurring. I have a lot of dreams about hospitals...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F Mar 26

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    Day 2. April 8th, 09:40 am: ------------------------------------------- Woke up early today, as always, and despite almost breaking down yesterday but im cool now as i write this...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    All this time, I though only one person used me. Only one person abused me. Only one person put me through that much pain. Being used by my cousin is hard enough. But then I...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    Day 3. April 9th, 11:39 am: -------------------------------- Uggghhhh... Yesterday was so ******* tiring, woke up at 7 am and slept over at 5:30 am or so THE NEXT DAY!!!! But im...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Day 4. April 10th, 2:09 am: ------------------------------- I dont know how i didnt get that earlier but it just hit me today!! What am i gonna tell my kids about their...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Day 9. April 15th, 2:21 pm: ------------------------------- Yesterdays was a complete mess.. A draw between the two poles of Madrid..sigh.. Had they score in the Bernabeu, were...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M Apr 15

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    Day 13. April 21st, 6:07 pm: --------------------------------- Lucky 13...**** sake... Yep, its one of those days... Eat, sleep, survive, repeat... Sigh.., Again, billions of...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Day 14. April 22nd, 10:19 pm ---------------------------------- Have you ever been to the edge? Like the very last point where you just cant take yet?! They always say that you...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    As you inhale, your problems seem to drift away along with the smoke. They seem to be thrown away alongside the bottle top. You're wrapped inside your head, and nothing matters but...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F Apr 1

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    For those of you that are using the EP app on your iPhone and want to keep away from partners or prying eyes, for you information, you can. Hiding the EP app Did you know you can...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 4

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    Ok so this isn't really about me but about my cousin and I never really believed him because I thought he was playing around since he likes to joke around a lot ... Or maybe I was...
    lourrysjeans lourrysjeans 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I really have to keep focused on keeping my mind busy these days. when my mind isn't busy, it quickly wanders. I start remembering the good times , the bad times. and right now any...
    angelaarron angelaarron 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Funny, in life, you think once you get something you'll be fine. You'll be happy and it'll all fall in to place. Ahhh nieve innocent youth. "Treasure what you have because one...
    Bonnienz Bonnienz 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I have/had a friend who I used to be very close to. There was a time a few years back when she didn't have a lot of friends and she used to always ask to hang out with me. Now she...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    For all the suicidal and self harming people out there. Stay strong please stay strong, life is full of ups and downs so some day life will give you all an up and you all will be...
    demonswithin demonswithin 18-21, M Mar 26

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    My Ex came by the other day.... at first she seemed angry and stern. I gathered this by the tone in her voice and her telling me over and over again that she is here to talk this...
    VintageSparrow VintageSparrow 22-25, F Apr 7

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    Not everything that you should do is something you want to do. Not everything that you want to do is something that you should do. When your fixing things you have to think about...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 26

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    I had been cutting myself since highschool, the las time I did it was like a year ago, I am now in my fourth year of university. I remember it being so hard to cover up the scars...
    Margarott Margarott 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    EP used to be a big secret I kept from everybody in my life, including my best friend/mind twin. but one day I told her, because I felt she needed it, but she got in trouble for...
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    When you're very lonely or been through so many bad times in your life.You make mistakes with some people or a person you may put your trust into deeply. I'm so damn lonely that I...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 10