An update from Minna: "Currently my life is pretty in pink, filled with vibrance, excitement, and love. I continue to thrive on creativity, productivity, and enthusiasm. I'm eagerly listening out for ideas and opportunities that will come to fruition in the next few weeks, months, and years..."

“Currently my life is pretty in pink, filled with vibrance, excitement, and love. I continue to thrive on creativity, productivity, and enthusiasm. I’m eagerly listening out for ideas and opportunities that will come to fruition in the next few weeks, months, and years…” —Minna

This month’s theme, Cult of Personality, made us think of diaries, in the sense that they enshrine ourselves for ourselves. How we feel, what happened to us, what we care about, who we are—if only for as long as it takes to write a single entry—is the most urgent, captivating thing there is.

Some of Rookie’s original Dear Diary contributors—Chris M., Dylan, Naomi, Minna, and Caitlin H.—gave us updates on their lives since they said goodbye to teendom and/or signed off with their last entries. Welcome back, friend-os ♥

Chris M.

Everything changes. Even the things you felt before feel different when you’ve had more years to think. Read More »

Dylan

You won’t die inside, and you can still eat grilled cheeses and wear scrunchies as much as you want. Read More »

Naomi

I’ve felt recently that I am balancing on the most unsteady ground I’ve ever walked on. Read More »

"Here is a random jumble of stuff from my journals" —Caitlin H.

“Here is a random jumble of stuff from my journals” —Caitlin H.