Everybody comes across some highly embarrassing thing they did when they were younger, whether it be a photo or a journal entry. Either way, we’d never leak those out to the entire world via the internet. But in this case, teen Madie Cardon found her old journal from when she was seven years old, so naturally as any teenager would do these days, she posted it online. She is now receiving her fifteen minutes of fame!
Love hurts — even when you’re just seven years old.
Madie Cardon, from Mapleton, Utah, recalled the emotional drama that can plague the lives of first-graders last week when she rediscovered an old diary from 2008, when she was seven years old.
The pink spiral notebook turned out to be a goldmine of hilarious entries from the 16-year-old’s grade school days, when she dramatically decided that she was done with boys after her crush started chasing someone else on the playground.
‘Found my diary from when I was 7, I’m dying,’ she wrote on Twitter on Monday along with two crying-from-laughter emojis. The post, which included pictures, has already racked up 17,000 likes, and it’s easy to see why.
The first diary entry, dated February 13, 2008 and written in wobbly pink ink, details how her crush, Riley Roper, seemed more interested in another girl.
‘Dear Diary, I don’t know if I can do this anymore. I think I have depression,’ she began in over-the-top fashion, dotting each of her i’s with little circles.
‘Today at school my crush Riley was chasing other girls on the playground! I thought he liked me. And guess who he was chasing! Jessica! She is such a player!’ she went on. ‘She hugs at least five boys every day! I am so mad at her.
‘I think I will tell Riley her secret,’ she added. ‘She wears pull ups! After he finds out he won’t like her anymore.’
It doesn’t seem that Madie revealed Jessica’s diaper secret, but the next day, February 14, only got worse for the lovesick little girl.
‘My depression is getting strong,’ she wrote. Today is Valentine’s Day. I made Riley a Valentine. Me and Katelyn stayed up all night makin it.
‘Before Riley got to school I put it in his desk. When he got to school he looked in his desk he found my box. I wrote anonymous on it so he wouldn’t know it was from me. Right when he looked at it [he threw] it away. I am still crying. I have depression.’
Madie told BuzzFeed that while she doesn’t remember actually venting to her diary, she recalls those few days quite well, and how she planned to get back at the ‘player’ Jessica.
‘I just remember having meetings with my friends after school on how to get revenge on Jessica, and on Valentine’s Day I remember just going home and bawling,’ she said.
On February 15, the final entry she posted, Madie wrote: ‘Worst day ever. Riley told me he likes Jessica. I am done with boys. I want to kill all of them.’
She finished the page off with a stick figure drawing of her shooting boys with a pink gun.
Since the images have gone viral, even Jessica — whom Madie hasn’t seen in years, since she moved away from her hometown — has caught sight of the post. She seems to have no hard feelings, though, and even retweeted Madie’s diary entries.
I think I might actually being dying from laughter. Mostly because this is exactly how I remember my first journal entries being like before I burned them all.