My Diary - Original Writing Essay

831 Words Sep 7th, 2015 4 Pages
I wrote down the most tragic thing to ever happen to me in my diary when I was only nine years old. I had been home alone with my ninety-year-old great grandmother, who I called Juju, for the night while my grandmother and aunt went to a business dinner. She told me she was going to bed so I decided to watch television in the living room on the other side of the house. As the night went on, I heard this weird, eerie, tapping noise and I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. I was scared and nervous that someone was breaking into the house so I decided to stay in the living room and hide myself. It took me a while to get the courage to see where the noise was coming from but, when I finally found the tapping, my whole night changed. I walked to the garage and I found Juju, covered in blood, laying on the hard concrete floor. She had a broom in her hand and was tapping on the garage door to try to get my attention. I thought I was having a nightmare. Writing in my diary helped me to realize that I am strong and brave. Because I wrote this moment of my life in my diary, I was able to look back on my life to that day, and reevaluate myself and learn from what happened.
As I grew older, my diaries grew thicker and I soon had a huge collection of locked journals. My grandmother, a travel agent and middle school teacher, encouraged me to bring my diary on our family vacation to Alaska. This was the moment when my love for writing began. She taught me how to explain what I…

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