Hello, and welcome back to On This Day in My History, where I page through my diaries (which began in November 1999) to see what was going on in my life throughout the years on a single, specific day. Here's June the 28th!
No June 28th entry in 2000, 2001, 2002, or 2003.
June 28th, 2004, Ten Years Old
I had a decent first meeting of the arts and crafts club I decided to start this summer. I was upset, however, because I still hadn't gotten the new kitten I'd been promised for my birthday.
No June 28th entry in 2005.
June 28th, 2006, Twelve Years Old
This was the last day of a trip to Hawaii that all the relatives on my mother's side went on in honor of my grandparents' 50th anniversary. We did a brief tour of the area and then got on "a long, horrid plane ride." I peed my pants because of the extra humidity in Hawaii and then had to sit by strangers and couldn't sleep. Whoo!
No June 28th entry in 2007.
June 28th, 2008, Fourteen Years Old
I really wanted my crush to win his baseball game, and so I made a deal with God that if I went on the LDS temple trip scheduled for today, his team would win. (I also tried to send myself to the game psychically, since I couldn't be there in person.) I went to the temple and found a scripture that assured me my crush would win. And then he did! I was ridiculously excited. On the trip, we also ate and shopped at Kohl's. and there was a thunderstorm after I came home.
June 28th, 2009, Fifteen Years Old
Today, we got new peer leaders in our youth church group, which I wasn't happy about because I never got to be one. I complained about my brother being bitter and self-centered. Then I talked about how, even though I was usually bored during the summer and eager to go back to school, I just wanted to use as much time on my books as possible right now.
June 28th, 2010, Sixteen Years Old
Amidst my online health class final, reading books, and doing laundry, I gave a very long description of a dream that started with pregnancy and birth and then shifted into something wild with a museum and a supermarket and shoplifting. In the evening, Mom decided we needed to have some family time, so we went on a little hike while I contemplated Romanticism vs. Trancendentalism. I was chosen to be the driver home, which went about as well as driving usually does for me. Then I talked about how I wanted to learn more about literary interpretation, and I made a list of classic novels to read over the rest of the summer. (Read more about that in this post!)
June 28th, 2011, Seventeen Years Old
We were in the midst of the Las Conchas fire, the biggest fire in New Mexico history. I spent most of my time while we were evacuated at my grandparents' house watching news reports and wondering when life would go back to normal. I was annoyed at my youngest brother, who wouldn't stop asking questions, and at the church, because they intended to continue with our youth trek despite the fire. (That turned out to be the best experience of my life thus far, as talked about in this post.) I did manage to finish an edit on #ChosenFourStory today despite all of this.
June 28th, 2012, Eighteen Years Old
I spent the day reading and then watched Iron Man as part of my superhero movie binge this summer.
June 28th, 2013, Nineteen Years Old
Today, I experienced an instance of sexual harassment that worsened my ongoing mental breakdown, which eventually led to me getting my OCD diagnosis. Basically, there was a church social event I didn't want to go to, and a guy who had been propositioning me for some time came over to my house when my parents weren't home to try to convince me to go. He moved some laundry to sit next to me on the couch and rubbed my back repeatedly even though I didn't want him to, while insisting he would protect me from anything dangerous. I was terrified. I eventually said I'd go just to get him to leave. Then I spent two hours crying. Finally, my brother helped me to get out of going to the event, so I stress-ate and watched Doctor Who instead. It was a mess.
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