An unapologetic, unabridged recounting of my awkward teenage diaries

Age 13-14

Age 13-14

So maybe I should change the tagline for this one as you’ll be happy to know, if you knew me at the time, that I have removed anything that I considered to be inappropriate to share about my friends in these diaries. Whilst we don’t speak any more, I’m just here to take the piss out of myself, not share any of my old friends’ secrets. I have also changed the names of any major ‘characters’ just for the sake of privacy of all involved. I am keeping all our catty little fallings out in though. Just so we can appreciate, as adults, how great friendships are now we just talk to each other to resolve disputes, and not create massive dramas over who’s snogged who. Also note I rarely bothered to date anything in this journal and I’ve run a few entries together in each post so you’ve got more to read.

There are just a few things you need to know about this time in my life in order to make sense of this journal

  1. I was really, really, really into Muse. Like, really. I wrote fan fiction and everything. To this day I have retained a lot of useless trivia about the band, especially about Matt Bellamy.
  2. I really wanted to be a witch. I was obsessed with Harry Potter, Star Wars, just fantasy in general. I led a sheltered life in the countryside and I think I just wanted something, literally ANYTHING exciting to happen. I regularly got quite depressed about the fact that I was not, in fact, a witch and/or a jedi.
  3. Me and my friends were really into the Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging series at the time, so quite a lot of my writing ‘style’ (I use the term loosely) and dumb phrases we used were copied from the books
  4. I was a total fucking loser.