The Difference of Diaries


Ashton Brannon


The awful pandemic, the Corona Virus, has changed the entire world, especially the people in it. It has killed people and left many of us feeling separated from the world. I know because I feel the same way. We all have moments where we feel sad, lonely, or stressed. During times like this it’s important to have someone to talk to, to have someone who will listen to your troubles, but sometimes we don’t have that. Some may disagree, and that’s okay, but diaries make a big difference.

Diaries are like a way to vent when there’s no one else to listen to you. Even if they can’t respond to you, or give you advice when you need it, you can still write down everything on your chest and in a way it’s like someone is listening to you. I used to think having a diary was boring and a waste of time, but when the Corona Virus hit I began to feel alone and I constantly was hoping there was someone who could take the time to listen to me without having to worry about time differences or if someone is busy. That’s when I decided to give diaries a chance.

It helped a lot to write down these feelings I had buried deep inside, and it could help you too. Being inside all the time or just not having someone to talk to can take a toll on one’s mental health, which is so important, especially in times like these.

Writing in a diary is also something that can keep your mind occupied. If you feel bored, writing in a diary can help. I know we have the internet, but sometimes there’s just something different about getting away from my phone and computer for a while.

Diaries are just very comforting. You can let out all of your hidden emotions and your troubles and it’s a great way to occupy your mind. To all of those who are feeling alone during this crisis or just in general, I hope this helps and that you feel better.


Ashton Brannon