I’m finally with him again! I’m at their new house. It’s so beautiful and bright, I’m so happy that they all get to live in such a beautiful house.
I’m writing this in Daniel’s new room. It’s pretty big and it has a bathroom in it and two big windows. It’s in the lower level of the house so no one will bother him. How lovely!
I’m looking out the window. Oak leaves are layered on the flat ground, they look like flattened feet of some absurd animal. There are oak trees edging along the brown fence, waving their silly hands at the sun like a big summertime parade.
Born in 1996
Over the coming months, I'll be publishing several journal entries a day in chronological order. I began journaling in 2007, when I was eleven years old. Even then I wrote as though I were archiving my life, collecting details about my world. As I grew older, journaling became more of a description of my emotional world.
I am an aspiring creative nonfiction writer who is producing very little since graduating college this Spring. But with this unusually thorough account of my entire adolescence, I feel as though I have been given a gift that has been under my nose this whole time.
This is a practice in forgiveness and vulnerability. It is also a way to laugh at myself.
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