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.
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?