It's quite personal and reflective, and not an article as such. It was hard-ish to write, mainly because I began by looking over my old diaries - far too easy to get distracted by my teenage dramas and wistful analysing.
I'll give you a taster.
From my diary, 31.12.94 (I was 13):
"When I look back on 1994, it's been ok. The summer was the greatest ever. I learnt quite a lot, but then again, I didn't."