Eight Year Old Me’s Writing Journal!

I recently found an orange notebook, hidden within the pig sty that is my room, entitled (my full name)’s Writing Journal. At first I was curious and excited, since I had completely forgotten about writing in it and what I had written in it. And now, having read it, I feel very nostalgic but also a little amused so I thought I’d share eight year old Shay’s thoughts with you.

(Everything I write in italics is exactly how I wrote it when I was eight. I can say, with confidence, I have improved in writing since then.)


The Shooting Star

On a dark dark night with the moonlight shining so bright like dimonds twinkleing and also the stars. One day a girl called Henna went outside because she couldn’t go to sleep. “Wow”, she had just saw something amazing.

“It’s a shooting star.” she said. Woosh she zoomed towards her house and told everyone but they didn’t belive her so she went outside. Suddenly she saw the shooting star fall on the floor. She went to pick it up. 


And that’s it. I didn’t write anymore. I clearly thought the story out.


What Animal I Would Rather Be

I would rather be cat because you can walk around by yourself but dogs you have to walk with your owner and dogs have to be wet when they bath but cats don’t have to be wet when you bath.

I also wrote another reason why being a cat would be better but very badly attempted to cross out:

I would also want to be a cat because you won’t look scary but dogs look very scary sometimes.



Snow makes me feel delighted becaus you can make snowmen and snowangles. Snow sometimes makes me feel annoyed Because of this my feet and fingers hurt. alot.



I would go to bunny land, which I made up on a peice of paper, because I made it up and when I drew it it looked so colourful and magical I just wanted to go into it. I also want to go there because I love bunnies and sometimes I dream of being in bunnyland. There are shops filled with toys and treats including glorious fruit and veg. There are even competitions and the prizes is money. My adventure in bunnyland would be trying all the competitions. But if I get lost it would be a big adventure.


What I Would Do If I Saw An Alien

If I saw an alien in the school playground, I would ask him alot of questions about him and his planet then take photos and put it on the news paper and write what he said to me. 


Apparently, I was a corrupt child.


Where I’d Rather Live

I would rather live in the sea because there are so many animals and mermaids with water fairies I also want to live in the sea because I love to swim. And once I went on a boat with a hole under it so I could see loads of sea creatures.


If you’re wondering, I was talking about a glass-bottom boat not an actual boat with a hole.


When I Grow Up

When I grow up I would like to be an Author and an Illistrater because I love to write books about me and my favorite things. I love to draw especially people and animals because they are hard to draw and it’s challenging.


If I Was On A Deserted Island 

I would bring food, water and my DSi.

Food will make me full of energy.

Water will keep me cool and not hot.

A game won’t make me bored.

So that is why I would take my 3 items.

If I did not have these items I would starve and be very thirsty and I will even get ill.


Seems legit.


If I Was A Pirate

If I was a pirate the best thing would be is to find treasure and be rich because I could spend it on anything.

The worste thing would be is that other pirates would bomb and shoot at us and we can get hurt.

I wouldn’t like to be a pirate because it is dangerous even if there is treasure someone could die or get hurt and you may sink while sharks attack. 


So those are most of the ramblings I made in my journal. The rest of the journal is just an accumulation of my thoughts and feelings on family and friends and also people’s phone numbers. There’s also drawings with captions underneath or arrows leading off them saying ‘this is bad’ or ‘this is ugly’. Self confidence issues since day one!


Did you write in a journal when you were younger?



What Fairy Tales Taught Us!

Fairy Tales have taught us so much, when we were younger. Children idolise people and characters easily, and attach themselves onto stories, which can create their idea of how they want to live life and how the world is.


  • Such as Pinocchio, it taught us that you shouldn’t lie because it can have consequences.
  • Snow White taught us to be aware, alert and careful and check things.
  • Little Red Riding Hood taught us that you shouldn’t trust people too easily, and to, like Snow IMG_2162White, be careful and stick to the safe route.
  • Alice In A Wonderland, my favourite Fairy Tale, teaches us to think outside the box and try new things. It was hard trying to figure Alice In A Wonderland‘s moral but I think that this is it.
  • Peter Pan teaches us that you need to keep the faith. Wendy still believes that Peter Pan will be back, after she’s grown up, even if everyone thinks she is crazy.
  • In Chicken Little, in terms of the book, it teaches us that you should check twice about things and make sure your facts are straight but in the movie, I think it teaches that you need to get good evidence, because, unfortunately, that’s how the world pretty much works today.
  • The Three Little Pigs taught us that you need to keep yourself safe, secure and help others out. Ignore the people saying you can’t do things and strive to do well.


If one thing goes wrong in a Fairy Tale, that’s when children begin to think that it’s right and that it is good. For example, in the original Little Mermaid, she commits suicide. Thank goodness, the Disney version is a lot more popular and not many children have even heard of the original ending, otherwise they would think that that is the better path and option in life and your whole life depends on having a true love. I know there is more to the original ending as it is about Heaven, but she still attempted and achieved suicide. However, it does represent common situations in life, today, but that’s for them to figure out after their ‘sensitive stage’ (when they’re older XD ).


As I said, my favourite Fairy Tale is Alice In  A Wonderland. It’s just so eccentric and bizarre and twisted, and as you probably know, that is pretty much things I like in a book, movie, art piece, TV show, etc.


What’s your favourite Fairy Tale?