My name is Alana, and I’ve been writing in a diary for as long as I can remember. I started in 1993 when I was eight years old and kept writing up until I was 28 in early 2014. I didn’t write every single day, but I acquired plenty of diary entries over those 20 years that I thought would be fun to share. I decided to start a blog and post each diary entry online, no matter how boring or mortifying they might be. To make things a little more interesting, I also add photos and include present-day commentary where I provide explanations, observations, or simply poke fun at my younger self.