What I Learned After Writing Over 60 Journals

Half of my journals

The first journal my parents ever gave me was a Goosebumps journal. The cover was black and purple with colorful spiders settling on their webs.

There were many professions I wanted to be when I was a kid: scientist, artist, adventurer, and a pokémon master. “Writer” wasn’t one of them until I started pouring my childhood life into my little Goosebumps diary.