I wrote my first essay for NPR.org about my childhood diaries. I’m excited! I’m also very nervous — I can’t believe I put it all out there on a national website.
But the project — which includes asking readers and listeners for submissions of THEIR childhood diaries and why they are important to them — really speaks to me. I’m a big believer in diaries, in archiving, in openness and exploring deep thoughts and feelings at whatever age. I hope others from around the country and world submit and this project gains some traction. Fingers crossed!