A/N: Hello! It's me, back again :)

This little story came to me and wouldn't let go, so I figured I'd write it out in between writing chapters for my other new fic (which won't have a T-rating!) just to keep the creative juices flowing and the muses happy. For the record, I have several chapters of the other fic written, but won't be posting until it's near completion.

There will be daily updates to this until it's complete. I'll estimate around 48 days of posting.

Thanks to Dinx, acinad_816 and ordinary_vamp for being my eyes and a wicked support group!

Summary: Follow 13-year-old Bella Swan's diary over a span of several years as she navigates her first crush, first heartbreak, first kiss, first everything. Daily updates until complete.

Disclaimer: Rated T for teens and older. Obviously, I don't own Bella or Edward or any of the characters you recognize. They belong to Stephenie Meyer. I'm just borrowing them for some fun.

June 23, 2000

Dear Diary,

My name is Isabella Marie Swan.

I am 13 years old, and live in a small town called Jenks. It's in Oklahoma.

My mom got this diary for me because she accidentally sent my last one to the Goodwill store. Somewhere in Jenks, a person might be reading it right this second. I hope it's not Kate Marsh. She's not a nice person at all. Mom called the store, but they said the box of books she brought in had already been processed and my diary was long gone. Maybe it got thrown out. I hope so!

Anyway, I promise I won't lose you.

Gotta go. Ali (that's my best friend since we were in second grade!) is coming over and we're going to watch The Replacements. Keanu Reeves is so dreamy.



P.S. I have some new Harry Potter stickers! I'm going to decorate you soon. :)

Chapter End Notes: Did you keep a diary when you were a kid? Do you still keep one? I went through several, only half of which I probably filled 10 pages, mostly with really loud letters and drawings. (And some of the things that happen to Bella in her little diary were drawn from my own teen experiences.)

Thanks for reading!

P.S. Jenks, OK is a real town! I grew up not far from there. It's not as small now. LOL