12 things anyone who's ever kept a diary will understand

1. The absolute terror of anyone ever reading it

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If you decided to document every single part of your life in written word when you were growing up, you'll know the danger, joy, and hilarity of owning a diary. Well, the hilarity comes from reading it 5 years later.

So, in tribute to anyone who owns several scrappy journals filled with teen angst and complaints about people you don't even remember anymore, here are twelve things you'll only get if you ever kept a diary.

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1. The thought of anyone ever reading it kept you up at night.

Which was worsened by the fact people in your life were ALWAYS threatening to break into it.

2. So, you had a rigorous security system in place to keep it away from prying eyes.

At one point, you actually asked your parents for a safe/iron vault to store it in.

3. Your room had at least 5 pens in it at any one time.

You never knew when inspiration would strike, so you always needed one within arms reach.

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4. But you had one particular favourite that matched your diary that you cherished with all your heart.

The day it ran out of ink was the darkest 24 hours of your life. 

5. No matter how terrible your day was, you'd always feel better after writing an entry.

It was like having a session with your very own personal therapist. 

6. Mainly because NOTHING was off limits - yep, every single ailment, worry, and complaint of your teen years has been documented.

Most of which were completely crap.

7. You kinda felt like you were betraying Anne Frank by reading her diary.

Cue intense feelings of guilt when you were assigned The Diary of Anne Frank in English class. 

8. Your handwriting grew progressively worse throughout the year

Your vision of having a perfectly neat diary with consistent entries fell apart pretty quickly.

9. You felt very strongly about lined vs blank paper

Blank is nicer to look at, but lined keeps the writing size in check, so...

10.  When people bought you diaries with approximately 5cm space for words, you were appalled

Is this a diary for ANTS?

11. You always threw away previous diaries because you were so embarrassed of them

Chucking them in the bin was a symbolic act of how you were going to move forward in the year.

12. And finally, you genuinely feared Tom Riddle had some sort of hold over you.

Lord Voldy would have A LOT of material to manipulate you with.

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