Entry 1

August 1st, 1998

Dear Diary,

I wasn't sure if taking a year off would really be as awful for me as everyone says it would be, but I crave structure. Isn't that funny? My whole life I've wanted nothing more than to take a break. Now that I've had my break, I want nothing more than to just talk to somebody. Doing nothing really isn't all that and a bag of chips anymore.

Of the few friends I had, none of them really kept in touch. But what was I expecting? They all left for college already last year. I don't know how they were able to go straight to college after last year. I still have nightmares sometimes. I'll stay in touch.


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