Sunday, April 24, 2011

Within the Dresser Drawer

Brian and I arrived at my parents' home on Saturday night, ready to get our party on for Easter Sunday the next morning. Due to the excitement of knowing a holiday was underway, I could not go to sleep. Time passed and it was getting late. I was still bursting with energy though, and I had not even consumed any Cadbury eggs yet. Out of inspiration (or something like that) I opened the dresser drawer in my old bedroom and started looking at some of my old, random junk. Memories suddenly started flooding back to me and I felt giddy thinking back on my younger years. Then I found my journals. I chose to explore my journal from the end of middle school/beginning of high school. The awkward years.

These two pictures fell out of the journal. Brian and I got a kick out of them.

This is a picture of me with my little bro, Jace. I was probably about six.

Tragic, right? I got stung by a hornet. The worst part was I had a giant slumber party that night. I wore sunglasses for the first few hours of the party, but once the sun went down, my friends became suspicious.

Then I started skimming through the pages of my journal. I read plenty of entries to Brian. It was embarrassing. But he laughed, I laughed, and 14 year old Kelsey kept us entertained.

I will even let her keep you entertained for a minute. . .

Feb. 10, 2004
My mom made me cut my hair on Friday. She said it was too shaggy. I liked it that way though! 

July 12, 2004
We have a new boy our age. He drums and has a tan and bleaches his hair. 

Nov. 6, 2004
He held my hand for a whole hour! Beforehand, I went into the bathroom and put lotion on my hands so they would be soft. 

Nov. 12, 2004
I swore for the first time on Wednesday. I said the SH word. . . 

Aug. 23, 2005

April 14, 2006
Today is Good Friday. I don't even know what Good Friday is, but that's what it says on my calendar. It was a pretty good Friday though. 

May 11, 2006
I got my first kiss today! . . .Then he turned around and was like, "I don't really know how to kiss." I was kind of confused and laughed. So did he and I was like, "Me neither." Then we stood there quiet for a while. Then all the sudden, he wrapped his arm around my back and pushed his lips against mine.

Oh, how awkward and beautiful at the same time. Journal keeping is probably one of the best things ever. Try it, then ten years later, you can read it and laugh hysterically at the younger you.


  1. This reminds me of the time we read our journals out loud to each other haha

  2. That little game is always entertaining. There was a post I read where you slept over at my house. We stayed up until 5 in the morning, ha ha. Good times.


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