Sunday, February 19, 2012
Tuesday, February 19th, 1974
I've got to write my pen-pal letter soon and I really want to stay up late tomorrow night.
The first day back at school was okay but I'm happy to report that another school year will soon be over.
NOTES: I hit the early stages of puberty by 1969 but I hadn't had a problem with acne. I watched other classmates break out, some horribly so, but not me. And then all of sudden around this time--probably a year or so earlier--my turn came. It got pretty bad and it was definitely a factor in my decreased self-esteem. I tried creams and lotions and showering constantly and soaps and eventually even doctor-supervised meds and radiation treatments (glorified tanning beds). Finally, in my early twenties...it just faded away...mostly.