Monday, June 24, 2013

My cat diary: past or present?

After weeks of slowly going from room to room and throwing things away, giving things away, and packing things away, I think I’m done packing my apartment. And if I’m not, it’s just staying there. Good luck, next tenants.

However, one of the wonderfully surprising side-effects of packing up 12 years of my life into about 15 boxes was that I came across pictures and letters and cards and memories that I’d either forgotten about accidentally or on purpose. There is a lot of life packed into that 500 sq foot, lopsided Brownstone, and yesterday I spent a great deal of time reminiscing.

And then I was stopped dead in my tracks when I happened upon my diary from 1990, when I was 12 years old. Shockingly to no one, it had a picture of a cat on the cover, and so I had this exchange with CB.



Anyway, as I opened up the thick binding and saw pages and pages of pre-teen emotions spelled out in bubble letters, I couldn’t help but laugh. So, I took a few snapshots to share with you. Please note that I have not, apparently, changed since I was 12, which is both comforting and completely terrifying. 

Enjoy.

First of all, did I think I was European? Why is the date backwards?
Secondly, I'm pretty sure I didn't have to beg people in pink pen not to read my cat diary.
They could likely tell just by looking at it that there was nothing there to see. 

I love that I added artwork via the "You're Special" sticker.
Also, I'm glad I included the cats in there so their feelings wouldn't be hurt. 

My love for Whitney Houston has been there for more than 20 years.
Also, I think it's important that I made note of my love for Leonardo DiCaprio and crossed OUT those
who I no longer loved. Helped me keep track better. 

Happy Monday, everyone! 


*I have some crazy deadlines at work this week, so please forgive me if these are shorter posts than normal. 

11 comments:

  1. How awesome that you still have that diary!

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    1. I know! My hoarding has come in handy!

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  2. I also have a diary from when I was that age; I might need to find that in the lots of "life" packed in my apartment hahaha.

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    1. You should! It's such a funny age to look back on.

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  3. I've found that diaries are just incredibly embarrassing time capsules. My Middle School diary is painful to look at. Fun times! :)

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    1. It's true! But I kind of love looking back. Ahh, to be 12.

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  4. Your love life was so organized... I think I was constantly switching back and forth. I do remember having a Backstreet Boys calender, upon which I marked each individual BSB's birthday. Because I cared.

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    1. I was OCD and generally crazy from an early age, it's true. Wow, that was a genius way to keep track of their birthdays! I wish I would've thought of that. 12 year old Becky would've loved that. Though BSB were after my time, so it would've had to been a NKOTB calender. Obviously.

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    2. I may have had far more NKOTB stuff than I care to admit to. Especially of Joey. Heh.

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  5. I've found a few old diaries and have been torn between burning them and keeping them. There's some stuff in there that even I don't want to read again!!

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