My name is Alexandra Marie, but I've gone by the nickname Allie as long as I can remember. Currently, I am 16 years old (17 in a month and one day) and a senior in high school. I'm single, an over-acheiver, and most definitely not depressed. I say all this to make one thing very clear: the journal entries published here, though all my writing, do not express my current situation. They are all at least 6 months old. Some date back as far as 1st grade. They aren't in chronological order, or anything else like that. The order they are published is entirely arbitrary. This is a retrospective view of my life.