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Days of Our Lives

Pages you sent us from your beautiful private journals.


  • eyelet December 24th, 2012 3:07 PM

    Such a great idea– I love this!

  • HollinsCollins December 24th, 2012 3:17 PM

    WOW. Okay, I haven’t looked at all of them yet (seeing as there are like A BAZZILLLLION) but wow.


    My journal is like super-boring compared to some of these. But I TOTALLY SHOULD HAVE SENT IN ONE OF MY PAGES.

    Rookie, you guys should do one of these every month or something.

    • morganosaur December 25th, 2012 8:07 PM

      I agree!! This should be every month! I would definitely submit some of my journal entries :)

  • DreamBoat December 24th, 2012 3:17 PM

    …Wow. I feel like that’s all I can really say. I feel like I’m peering into the souls and little intimate pieces of sadness and happiness from all of you. This is was beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

  • Serena.K December 24th, 2012 3:22 PM

    This. Is. Perfect.

  • Jes December 24th, 2012 3:38 PM

    76. you and i are alike. that sounds like something i would write in my diary.

    • jill December 25th, 2012 7:48 PM

      omg thank you for noticing mine when there are so many other entries, this comment actually just made my day and you are a wonderful soul :)

  • maijamagpie December 24th, 2012 3:51 PM

    these are amazing, you should do thi severy month!

  • A Fox In The Snow December 24th, 2012 3:52 PM

    UGH this is amazing!!!! I’ve just started a new diary myself, and now I’ve got a lot of inspiration to make it prettier (I always just write texts and nothing else). Anyway, almost all of these pieces are really well-written and the American/English handwriting always looks so cute to me.
    Picture 130 (Nina) – I feel exactly the same way, omg!! I’ve written something of that kind last month or so. And I laughed so hard at the MAO/ LMAO doodle.
    Right now I’m being torn between the urge to write in my own journal and to keep clicking the images.

  • cleobea December 24th, 2012 3:53 PM

    Ah! I just saw my name and writing on Rookie!! I’m so glad to be included with all these other gorgeous crafty beautiful entries. Thank you


  • limegreensunset December 24th, 2012 3:57 PM

    wonderful! if only i’d known about this :-(

  • Sphinx December 24th, 2012 4:11 PM

    Ohh, Artemis Fowl, I see what you did there.
    Seriously you guys are so brave for sending all these pages.
    I have only written two diary entries in my life and I’m pretty sure I’ll die before letting anyone else read them, haha

    • Cerise December 24th, 2012 9:18 PM

      I about died when I saw that entry written in Gnommish. One of my friends and I used to write in Tolkein’s Dwarvish, but I still wouldn’t be brave enough to send in the pages.

  • Milala December 24th, 2012 4:19 PM

    WOW, omg, rookies are so amazingly talented and creative! I’ve never kept a journal but i’ve been meaning to get one and drawing supplies and you’ve inspired me so much! 2013 will be the year i’ll start drawing and collaging and it’s all because of you, thanks.

  • Maddy December 24th, 2012 4:22 PM

    41: ha ha.
    I like 54. The women are really pretty.
    61! Cool.
    These are neat and varied. I like some of the handwriting. It’s difficult to look through all of these though because you can’t skip ahead or back.

    And @Rosie (78) I’m still waiting for my PSAT scores too! grr

    • thebrownette December 24th, 2012 7:09 PM

      Rosie here! I just got mine back a week ago*sigh of relief*

    • Blou December 26th, 2012 3:15 AM

      Hi Maddy! 54 is one of mine, so happy you like it. :) I made it after watching Ondine and was feeling inspired by the movie.

  • deemary December 24th, 2012 4:33 PM

    this is so cool, i saw some entries from megan at purchase, ny and i used to go to SUNY purchase. when i read ‘saturday night: fall fest’ my heart sunk. i miss that place!

  • meghanj December 24th, 2012 4:51 PM

    you should make this a monthly feature! like, your FEELINGS about this month/your FEElINGS in general…this month.

  • Isil December 24th, 2012 5:10 PM

    I got really excited when I see my own journal page in here. I am really happy right know. Number 36 is mine.

    And I want to thank you all, people. You are such a honest and beautiful people that you share your journals with us. To show a person your journal means you open your heart to them without question. Thank you all. Thanks Rookiemag for being the best website of the world.

  • Naomi Morris December 24th, 2012 5:12 PM

    WOAH this is so perfect for christmas eve

  • jenaimarley December 24th, 2012 5:18 PM

    Aww it’s so great to see inside the minds of such awesome people!
    I’m sad none of mine made it though D:

  • Ana December 24th, 2012 5:26 PM

    Oh my god i love love love this! I have a personal art journal and it feels so good to see other people’s work as well. It inspires me so much!

  • sedgwick December 24th, 2012 5:26 PM

    wish i sent mine in, i was totally planning too! mine are hilar because i write them write before i sleep, so i’m basically half asleep, this means I can’t get embarrassed about what i write because i’m not really conscious of what i’m doing, but also that i write the most ridic stuff its great

  • angusyoung4eva December 24th, 2012 5:30 PM

    Ashlee, your journal entry is so rad and I am incredibly jealous of your journaling skills! Teach me your ways!

    - Morgan

  • cloudinthesky December 24th, 2012 5:37 PM

    People are so creative oh my god!
    Totally gorgeous!

  • Eryn December 24th, 2012 5:39 PM

    OMG OMG wow I don’t know what to say, I want to cry, this is so beautiful. So much of it is remarkably inspiring and gorgeous and so much of it is relateable. Thank you for doing this Rookie… I absolutely adore it. So beautiful.

  • argigle December 24th, 2012 5:44 PM

    so beautiful and inspiring, this would be cool to see again, or something like this on a more regular basis. my favorite thing ever posted.

  • Alienor December 24th, 2012 6:01 PM

    so beautiful

  • ViolentDreams December 24th, 2012 6:10 PM

    this is beautiful.

  • Kendra December 24th, 2012 6:16 PM

    So charming, so perfect!

  • sepiawriter December 24th, 2012 6:24 PM

    So beautiful!
    It’s such a great idea and I love seeing all the different forms of expression. Wish I could have sent a page of my own journal.

  • Tyknos93 December 24th, 2012 6:33 PM

    Kim I hope you have a website or a blog or a book or something because you have THE SKILLZ! Seriously all of these are really good. I wish I submitted something.

  • lxmldrt December 24th, 2012 6:37 PM

    This is super!!!!!

    And 18/29 Becca, ur so great!!

  • Sunniva December 24th, 2012 6:40 PM

    This is so amazing!! i wish a page from one of my journals was in there.
    Writing and drawing in notebooks and journals is something i love and value.
    i love to think about when i’m older and i have all these old notebooks filled with old memories, emotions, dreams and thoughts. i think it’s so important.

  • Lydia Jane December 24th, 2012 6:52 PM

    Halfway through I decided to stop looking and make my own because I couldn’t handle the amount of inspiration haha, this is perfect x

  • 062131 December 24th, 2012 7:22 PM

    This is amazinnnng! I wish my pages had made it. I’m especially in love with Becca (18-29), Rocío (65-75), Christian (99), Caitlin (173-180), Lila (184-185) and Kim (196-205), and wondering if any of them have websites or something I can follow. Next time I have some free time I’ll read more texts instead of only looking at the pictures! haha.

    • NotReallyChristian December 25th, 2012 5:53 AM

      I’m glad you liked mine! I have a Tumblr; I literally only started it like 2 weeks ago or something, but I’m trying :) I think the link is – let me know if it’s not working and I’ll try and sort it out (I’m total crap at computer stuff!).

    • lxmldrt December 25th, 2012 10:50 AM

      Rocío 65/75 here! Do you have a blog we can follow? :)

    • caitlinisobel December 27th, 2012 9:08 PM

      only just saw your comment, but oh my gosh, thank you so much for mentioning mine (I am Caitlin haha!), that made my day!!
      I have a blogspot that you can look at if you like :)
      there’s also a link through to my flickr.
      Thank you soooo much for mentioning mine!! :)

  • Annabelle123 December 24th, 2012 7:29 PM

    This is awesome and so inspirational!!! I also wish I submitted my journals and drawings. Rookie should do this more often!

  • ivoire December 24th, 2012 7:38 PM

    Woooow I LOVE ALL OF THEM<3

    Happy whatever you celebrate Rookies~

  • Maya Chimera December 24th, 2012 7:40 PM

    My heart skipped a beat, when I saw 86. I literally thought it was my old diary entry, and that I forgot that I submitted it. I used to have a handwriting identical of Madeleine’s and scribble down similar things in a very similar language. Freaky!

  • Leanna December 24th, 2012 7:49 PM

    Beautiful work, everyone! You’re all intense and I love it.

  • herdinthehalls December 24th, 2012 7:52 PM

    Can Rookie do this more often?

  • kolumbia December 24th, 2012 8:04 PM

    These are all beautiful! This has inspired me to start journaling again, and incorporate my newfound love for collage!! Thanks, Rookie!

  • Kathryn December 24th, 2012 8:23 PM

    These are all so amazing!

  • helloholly December 24th, 2012 8:27 PM

    Holy Shit. These are all infinitely inspiring and hella comforting. (I’m #6 yo.)

  • Oona December 24th, 2012 8:59 PM

    These are so incredibly beautiful, I wish I hadn’t missed it!

  • HollieLillian December 24th, 2012 9:18 PM

    I wish I’d contributed but a mixture of zomg everyone’s will be better than mine and missing the deadline stopped me :((((( really interesting to look at anyone elses though!

    it would be really groool if there was a reader submitting bedroom pictures post because i love looking at other peoples’ bedrooms is so fascinating <3 <3 <3

    • llamalina December 28th, 2012 9:16 PM

      i second this!!! i love looking at other people’s rooms as well; bedrooms tell a lot about a person. i would also love to submit my room because it is my pride and joy. (:

  • umi December 24th, 2012 9:40 PM

    i…cant even handle the…..the feels???? #6 i’m actually crying KHDSJUFHSU i must do the same,being by myself all the time is hard….I’m homeschooled and being around kids is hard for me now.i rarely even GET the opportunity to be around kids my age.i guess i just have to speak up IDK but i could really relate to that

    • HollinsCollins December 25th, 2012 11:00 AM

      I’m homeschooled, too, and in the same predicament so YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN YOUR FEELS.

      • helloholly December 25th, 2012 10:57 PM

        Ahh I just want to give you both giant hugs right now! Btw wrote that a year ago and I actually have made lots of great friends now and life is much happier, so I know it’s hard but realize that like, no matter how sucky the FEELS are now things will get better. Believe me. Man, I wish ROOKIE had some sort of social media thing where it was easier to communicate with all these rad humans…

        • umi December 26th, 2012 3:04 PM

          i’m really glad eveything worked out for you~~!! <3333

  • kellbell December 24th, 2012 10:10 PM

    I am in love with #43! I want to frame it or something. So beautiful

    • diamond.sea December 25th, 2012 10:32 PM

      eeek thank you bby! that means a lot :) i wish i could make you a collage <3


  • crapbag December 24th, 2012 10:11 PM

    Elise quoted my favourite piece of writing ever.

  • Ozma December 24th, 2012 10:46 PM

    Damn. You guys are some magical human beings.

  • SweetThangVintage December 24th, 2012 10:56 PM

    117! Oh my goodness!

  • Sphinx December 24th, 2012 11:36 PM

    Wow Bronte, your pages are so amazing, I wish I was your friend, haha

    • BendYourArmsToLookLikeWings December 26th, 2012 6:33 AM

      awh, thank you! :’) I wish we could be friends too! they’re only pages from my ideas notebook for my A Level Art course; the last one is supposed to be my interpretation of Tracey Emin’s quilts, but it’s on canvas and is based on one of my pages, :)

  • kavalier December 24th, 2012 11:42 PM

    so many of these are inspiring or haunting or beautiful or all of the above, and it’s things like this that just make me really love people

  • uuultraterrestrial December 24th, 2012 11:47 PM

    Wow this is really great and I agree that this should be a regular feature!!

    really digging the beautiful jam packed visual/word explosion of Ashlee page 3-5

    loving the talented Kim from New York page 196-205 soo good

    Marc Jacob Ad spoof made me lol

    All the writing is so refreshing to see and reminds me of how very different real physical diary writing is from online

    I am Becca page 18-29, thanks for showing my pages Rookie and for the nice comments ^^

  • darksideoftherainbow December 25th, 2012 12:17 AM

    this is truly beautiful. it’s all these girls coming together and sharing who they are for each other and it makes me feel so happy and like i’m not alone. thank you so much to rookie and to all these amazing girls.

  • starlet1994 December 25th, 2012 1:32 AM

    page 102,
    totally amazing!!!!!!!! I feel like this all the time. I do believe in God ( and he is absolutely incredible :) ) and an afterlife, and I think that’s why I get even more frustrated that I am so obsessed with the things of this world, things that I know don’t even really matter to me . . . ugh soo frustrating! I don’t believe I have ever been suicidal, but I often question why I was created, and sometimes I wish I wasn’t .

  • Narita December 25th, 2012 2:57 AM

    The best! I love this, why aren’t I this good at journalling?

    Ashlee’s, Becca’s, Daria’s (Oh my god your NAME I LOVE YOU LET’S BE FRIENDSSS), Heather’s, Kate’s, Jamie’s– Oh, whatever. They’re all awesome.

  • Iona December 25th, 2012 3:23 AM

    This is so personal and universal and so wonderfully wonderful! Please, please do it again!

    Thank you for being such an inspiration, Rookie and Rookies! you make me feel good about being a teenage girl!


  • Lila Gracie December 25th, 2012 3:33 AM

    oh, look, i’m in here! 184 and 185. i thought this was a really great project and i am super impressed with the people who’ve decorated their journals and diaries, they look so good you guys! i’m proud of myself and i’m proud of everyone else too for sharing something so personal. well done girls :)

  • Mary the freak December 25th, 2012 4:57 AM


    Please please please Rookie, make this one a monthly feature! Please!

    I am sad my pages didn’t make it there. Anyways, this is superduper great, and Carla, look, your one’s there! (:

    well, this is all perfection.

    • unicornconnect December 25th, 2012 6:16 AM

      Yeah!!! I was so excited! And I would love to see some of your pages. Make it monthly rookie!!!!!

  • LilySew December 25th, 2012 5:53 AM

    This is so amazing! I tried to look through them all, but I only got up to 124 – I will finish trawling through these amazing journals later with a cup of tea. :D By the way, Merry Christmas to everyone!

  • unicornconnect December 25th, 2012 6:15 AM

    Number 209 BABY!!!!!!

  • paige.xo December 25th, 2012 6:25 AM

    super wow. this is so super awesome. one of my favourite things i’ve seen on here to date.
    i agree that this would make an awesome monthly feature too!

  • TessAnnesley December 25th, 2012 7:51 AM


  • Maren Elisabeth December 25th, 2012 8:36 AM

    i really like claire’s (90-97)

  • disfordelightful December 25th, 2012 10:38 AM

    posts like these are my favorites because it makes me so happy to see that i’m somehow similar to people with such beautiful minds, even if the only thing that connects us is reading rookie

  • HollinsCollins December 25th, 2012 11:04 AM

    Uhg I’m back again to say that this may be my favorite feature ever.


    The ~feelings~ & INSPIRATION


    I need to like * borrow* my dad’s iPad and then go read like ALL OF THESE in my room and journal some, too.

    Rookies are the best <3

  • hubbabubba December 25th, 2012 12:08 PM

    love this so much! wish I had sent mine in now, rookie should do this every month :)

  • babyybat December 25th, 2012 12:31 PM

    i love this! this might be my favorite article EVER. diaries are valuable.

  • moonchild December 25th, 2012 2:44 PM

    These are all so awesome!!!!

    I wish mine had gotten in though :(

    you guys are all such wonderful artists.


  • Harley December 25th, 2012 2:54 PM

    Kat, 224
    You drew Mousekat/Party Poison/ Gerard from MCR, awesome!

  • Libby December 25th, 2012 3:05 PM

    Those were amazing. I loved Kim-from-New-York (hey KIM DO YOU HAVE A BLOG please say yes) because that’s my preferred style, but I want to look through again and again and appreciate each and every one of them. Rookie readers are amazing!

  • Jeanne December 25th, 2012 3:40 PM

    I just read that there are “Rookie News Alerts” that pop up once in a while, but It never appears on my computer. Where can I find it?

    • Anaheed December 25th, 2012 3:49 PM

      You don’t see a yellow box on the upper right telling you what next month’s theme is?

  • shjaron December 25th, 2012 4:29 PM

    Rocio: thank you.

  • larvaa_ December 25th, 2012 5:24 PM

    omg so this is totally by far my favorite post, its so cool to see all these little drawings and entry’s of such awesome ppl , my cousin gave me a journal for my bday a couple months back and i’m inspired to write more stuff even drawings of the way that i feel in the moment of feeling that way, gahhh thank u rookie (and submitters of course) :)

  • moonflower December 25th, 2012 6:27 PM

    wow. that’s incredible. Reading them all and listening to Arcade Fire has been a great end to my day, but i’m really sad i missed out on submitting a page :/ i really hope you do this again sometime, rookie!

  • HollinsCollins December 25th, 2012 6:39 PM

    @Jessica (251-253) do you have a blog? ‘CAUSE I AM IN AWE OF YOU AND WE HAVE LIKE THE SAME SENSE OF HUMOR.

  • Kae December 25th, 2012 9:16 PM

    Was there any reason why some submissions weren’t included? I was rather disappointed not to see mine because I sent it in quite early and the image was at a good resolution.
    The submissions that made it were still really great though; I enjoyed this post a lot.

    • Anaheed December 25th, 2012 11:25 PM

      The last page explains why some submissions weren’t included. It’s also possible that your email included a file that was too large to make it here, or that the subject line wasn’t Journal Gallery, or that you sent it somewhere other than, or that it just didn’t get to us for some other mysterious reason.

      • purrr December 26th, 2012 12:26 PM

        where did it say we had to mark them ‘journal gallery’? i looked in my outbox, i marked mine with ‘diary submission’ and am confused as to why i did that

  • hannah-mae December 26th, 2012 12:45 AM

    I let out the weirdest yelp/cry when i was going through these and saw mine (225-226)! All of these are so amazing and beautiful I feel so privileged to have my scrappy hand writing and Raf Simons crying photo included in these :) You girls are amaze xxxx

  • laughinguacamole December 26th, 2012 1:48 AM

    195: that’s amazing. Watercolor? It’s beautiful. In another life, we’d be friends.

  • firky December 26th, 2012 2:04 AM

    Love #37, about vulnerability. Reminds me of this AMAZING TED talk:


  • BendYourArmsToLookLikeWings December 26th, 2012 6:27 AM

    this is possibly the best Christmas surprise ever! I can’t believe my pages (133-139) have been published on Rookie, it’s crazy! this is such a beautiful collection though, and it’s lovely to see the work Rookie readers have created, :’) Ashlee’s pages (3-5) are probably my favourite, but honestly they’re all so wonderful!

  • cloudinthesky December 26th, 2012 9:43 AM

    117- 127 <3 LOVE!
    Haha and 191/192 is too cute!
    And omg all of them are awesoooome!

    So inspiring!

  • Acid-moon December 26th, 2012 12:27 PM

    You guys should definitely do this again sometime!

  • Girl December 26th, 2012 12:48 PM

    OMG These are so gorgeous X I got this cute new diary for Christmas, and you guys inspired me to be more creative. x

  • oliviajayde December 26th, 2012 2:37 PM

    waaat y didn’t I hear about thiiiiiis ;_;

  • OhTragicOne December 26th, 2012 7:13 PM

    This is absolutely delightful. Thank you to everyone who shared, for letting us in to the art of … well, daily life, I suppose!

  • Tara December 26th, 2012 7:47 PM

    wow I’m in shock this is absolutely amazing. reading the secret pages of people’s journals is quite powerful. I relate so much to the confusion of being a teen. the artwork people have done is also stunning! you are all so amazing.

  • dottie December 26th, 2012 10:16 PM

    These are SO COOL!!! I am literally going to make a journal right now … or sometime tonight. :)

  • wishfulwanderer December 26th, 2012 10:40 PM

    <3 <3 <3 126! I feel stuck too.

  • Girl December 27th, 2012 4:54 AM

    Sarah’s handwriting 237-250 <3

  • Melissa @ WildFlowerChild December 27th, 2012 10:15 AM

    Oh wow, these are all so incredible! I am going to create a post on journal inspiration and use some of these (linking back, of course!). Thanks for the inspiration to everyone who submitted!

    <3 Melissa

  • Hannah June December 27th, 2012 6:19 PM

    46 is mine from 3rd grade :)
    all of these are so inspiring and beautiful!!! you guys are amazing <3

  • yolivia94 December 27th, 2012 6:33 PM

    These were amazing and so inspiring. It’s always a sacred and wondrously intimate thing to read/view something of someone’s that the never intended anyone else to see — not something that you get to experience very often. What a gift this was, Rookie! I would love if this was a monthly thing; I’d totally post pages from my own journal!

  • cloudy lucy December 27th, 2012 6:44 PM

    wow they’re very pretty, I specially liked the ones from Rocío (65-75) I am from Argentina that’s why I understood the spanish, rocio, si lees esto, de donde sos vos? muy lindo tu diario!

    • lxmldrt December 28th, 2012 2:44 PM

      HI-5!!! Gracias, soy argentina también! Vivo en Buenos Aires. Tenés tumblr o algo así para seguirte? :)

  • mialovesyou December 27th, 2012 6:45 PM

    These are all so beautiful! I totally agree with everyone saying this should be a regular feature, I’d really love to see more of these (this really just my horrendously un-subtle way of hinting that I want to submit pages from my journal, mainly because I got all the inspiration on how to write it from reading Rookie).

  • Zo December 27th, 2012 7:05 PM

    fsagbgsfhdbbbd ergh wish I had the time to be more committed and interesting in my diary. They’re all absolutely gorgeous, but I especially love 59, 83 and 94.

  • cloudy lucy December 27th, 2012 7:42 PM

    gosh they really are lovely! Now that I have seen them all my favourites are: Izumi (12), Rocío (65-75), Claire (90-97), Caitlin (173-180), Kim (196-205), and Gita (232-236), but seriourly all of them are so so pretty!

    • caitlinisobel December 27th, 2012 9:10 PM

      Thank you sooooo much for mentioning me (Caitlin), it means so much and has made my day :)

  • Kathryn December 28th, 2012 12:49 AM

    Honestly cannot believe the talent and creativity of everyone. I am so inspired and feel silly that my notebook doodles and narcissistic haircut documentations (81-85) are among such beautiful collages and words.

  • imogan December 29th, 2012 1:04 PM

    These are all so lovely! There really has to be another one of these diary/journal things and I’m so sad I missed it! Wow, everyone is super talented or have so much to say and it’s wonderful!

  • lula December 29th, 2012 8:31 PM

    I LOVE THIS I LOVE THIS I LOVE THIS, i wish i’d been more aware and sent one in! this is perfect, everyone seems so lovely and creative

  • heddamzc January 2nd, 2013 2:39 PM

    this inspired me to write my own journal! i’m so excited that i just did three pages filled with writing, watercolor, and pictures.

    thanks so much!

  • coolgirl January 4th, 2013 5:54 PM

    made me feel so much less alone <3 <3 <3

  • the blacklodge January 5th, 2013 10:47 AM

    Number 64, may I ask what your is written on? So pretty! I would love to sent something in next time!

  • hanalady January 6th, 2013 2:30 AM

    finally finished looking through them all and every single one is beautiful and amazing. i can relate to SO many of these and even though i don’t know any of these girls i feel like i know something about them just from these secret slices of their minds. even the stuff about daily minutiae was very touching. i totally agree that this should be a regular feature

  • shin o May 13th, 2013 1:00 AM

    Tavi should’ve participated!:’) i remember her journal post in stylerookie called Hang In There and that inspired me a lot too *_*