Dear Diary, Date 16 January 2001
Can someone help me understand am I a grown-up or a child because maa seems to be either confused or really smart? I am 11th standard now, shouldn’t I be considered an adult now? I wanted to go out for a party but dad didn’t allow. Someday I am going to leave this house, find my own place and would do anything I love and no-one will stop me.
It is Tuesday and I am a bit more happy than usual to go to school. I have been selected for my first ever national competition for swimming. Dad looks neutral but maa is definitely happy. I have never ever been to any outstation trip without maa and papa. The Lucknow region swimming team, our team reached Secunderabad and Mrs. Gupta ma’am says we will get a chance to go around few places in Hyderabad tomorrow.
Do you know, I found a new speedo brand’s costume with a matching cap on my bed today morning that too in teal green color, I am sure it has to be a mom. I can’t even imagine how they agreed to send me over here even when I didn’t score well in my examination. Parents are very confusing at times, I don’t know if they love me or sometimes just say no because they love everyone else but me.
We reached here early morning and it’s a military area with a lot of army people around. The tiring yet fun journey started with a laughter riot with the new friends I found through this meet. We all are from different schools yet somehow all Kvians have similar stories to share from our schools.
Dear diary, I am not sure if I am not liking this place much or missing my mom more. I don’t like peanuts curry or eggs in the morning but maa is not here to take care of my tantrums. I want to buy something for my younger siblings but have a very little amount and I am supposed to save till the last day of this trip. I really wish I had listened to mom before and save the money granny gave when we visited, I could have used it now. I promise I am going to save money from now on.
Here are a few things that I want to tell myself when I will be super old like in my thirties or something:
- Always save money because in the new city you would want to buy everything that you see.
- Don’t ever taste peanut curry, it tastes bad and so does every vegetable cooked in coconut milk. (Rasam is to die for, I drink it every day here and it is so delicious. I am definitely asking mom to make it once we return home.)
- Boys are stupid. The one you like would always be committed to someone else. If you like someone in the future makes sure that you tell him or else be ready to attend his wedding.
- Some girls are mean, don’t bother. They might make fun of your clothes but remember at the end show is all about what happens in the pool when the race starts.
- Mom is the best and dad too.
Goodnight dear diary, hope tomorrow we all wake up with a beautiful smile on our face.
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Your post is so honestly written. Yes a confused state of mind in teenagers. Like your last advice section.
This post brought back memories of my dear diary days! All my thoughts and the highlights of the day used to be recorded in my diary, which I would religiously hide away from everyone!
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Your post reminds me of my college time when I used to write a diary, we feel very calm while sharing our feelings with dairy. I know how it feels when we share those beautiful moments in our dairy 🙂
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Ohh, sorry to hear that you find vegetables cooked in coconut milk unappetizing. Being a proud Malayali, coconut and coconut milk forms a great party of our cuisine! And I love it. But I’m in total agreement with you on the peanut curry, saving money and that parents are the best!
Your letter reminded me of my ‘Dear Diary’ days. In fact, I began writing a diary when I was in standard XI after reading ‘The Diary of Anne Frank.’
This is such a cute post. I could totally relate to it. I often go back and read my journal entries from my teens. Back when we couldn’t wait to be all grown up.
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Nice. Reminded me of my years as a teenager. And how easily we forget everything once we grow up. Just thinking I need to keep some points in mind for my teenage boy.
In our teens, we all were bit confused and frustrated over the restrictions. We understand it only when we gain maturity and grow up.
That’s a cute post, in fact, I too used to write a diary in my teenage age. It was fun but a memory for life too.
So sweet , cute post ?
Such a lovely read… I specially liked your pointers on your thirties something self…
Ohh that teen age was awesome
Confusing but Amazing
I second you
I did write things
But mine was in the form of poetries
Oh those teenage years! Painful, fun and make great memories when we look back! You really made me remember!
This is a post that will never lose its relevance
Oh my God!! I was smiling throughout reading this post …look like reading my dairy somewhere after years…nostalgic at this moment !! connected so well with this post ..
this remind of our teenage life , i can relate it and feel how stupid i was that cant understand parents feeling and love
I love articles written as a page from a journal. And I loved your post. Nice one.
This is a great post, very nicely written.
This was a cool read..plain, simple, yet it had a message for a reader
Such a cute post and I loved each and every words of it. the post has reminded me my teen days when I used to write everyday in my diary. indeed those days were the most beautiful days of my life and writing in diary is one of the most favourite hobby. Great write up, #Surbhireads #myfriendalexa
That’s a super cute diary entry and so relatable. We all have thought these things during our teenage years. It was like a trip down memory lane!
I come from a different age group this was fun read
Nice diary thoughts…now I am wondering what I would have said to my diary too… 🙂
Everyone has a teenage story. This reminds me of my old days?
How wonderful. One should definitely continue writing diaries. That was such a beautiful concept.
Reminds me of the time when I wrote diary every night before sleeping. I recently got back to my favorite pen and paper mode and the feeling is full of nostalgia. Your post made me walk down the memory lane.
This is adorable. Especially the part where you said ‘boys are stupid’. I just started laughing ! Peanuts curry does suck haha
Nicely written with the right choice of words. A lovely read packed with all the emotions. Remembering childhood!
Aww loved it!! you expressed it beautifully!
I loved Some girls are mean, don’t bother. They might make fun of your clothes but remember at the end show is all about what happens in the pool when the race starts.
That’s a great letter to your teen self. AAh, we all go through this in our teens, right? I wish these pearls of wisdom is understood when we actually go through it.
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Haha…thoroughly enjoyed the diary of the young girl! Teenage is the age to learn, criticise and grow right.
AOC pool is what I am guessing is where you went! Spent many a summers in the pool. One of the best pools I have ever swam in! And a fellow KV’ian too 🙂
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This is such a cute diary entry. You sound like someone I would’ve been friends with in school. This post has made me want to go read my old diaries 🙂
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Nice writeup. Most of the people share the similar childhood memories.
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