Olive Higgins Prouty lived at 393 Walnut Street in Brookline, a suburb of Boston near to Wellesley.
Plath wanted to be both brilliant and friendly, and she achieved both. The journals gained in importance to her in college.
She would come to rely heavily on her journals for inspiration and documentation.
She excelled in English, particularly creative writing.
Her first poem appeared when she was eight in the Boston Herald (10 August 1941, page B-8).
She had the craft of poem making down, but she did not have the voice.