October 5, 1931

I do not write in my diary every day. I’ve found I can pick out the most important dates if I sum up a week at a time.

Grandma’s confession! I assumed she was being diligent about daily entries up to this point.

When I started a diary at nine, I thought that it was a rule to write every day and I felt guilty if I didn’t, as though the pages would be disappointed somehow. It took me years to get comfortable with writing when I felt like it. I wonder if anyone feels that way about their tumblr? Like if it becomes a task at some point, rather than a fun thing.

This also goes to show that diaries that are too designed - like for a four-line entry every day rather than a blank page - are not a good match for most.