If there had been blogs in 1974, this would have been mine. My very FIRST, in fact! My actual journal, annotated, from ninth and tenth grade!
I have been enjoying your journal blog, and it makes me wish SO BAD that I had kept one. So many memories are lost to time, and a journal helps keep them alive.I am also amused at the way you battled with "it" which reminds me of the way I felt guilty about "it" for about 3 or 4 years until I decided it was natural and nothing God was concerned about, since I could find it addressed nowhere in the Bible, which is where I thought the guilt was coming from. You were braver than me in referring to "it" in text, something I would never have done for (the justified) fear of my parents reading the journal, which they would have done!