The Frank sisters each hoped to return to school as soon as they were able, and continued with their studies while in hiding. Margot took a shorthand course by correspondence in Bep Voskuijl's name and received high marks. Most of Anne's time was spent reading and studying, and she regularly wrote and edited her diary entries. In addition to providing a narrative of events as they occurred, she wrote about her feelings, beliefs, and ambitions, subjects she felt she could not discuss with anyone. As her confidence in her writing grew, and as she began to mature, she wrote of more abstract subjects such as her belief in God, and how she defined human nature. 
Anne is still struggling with depression and loneliness, but her tone is slowly growing more hopeful. She remembers the great loves of her life and mourns, not helplessly, for the friends she has left behind. Note that in her diary entries, Anne is increasingly concerned with pinpointing the reasons for her angers and desires. She goes deep within herself to locate the source of her feelings towards her mother and is aware that she needs someone to confide in other than her diary. Anne's realization that she is not so strong as to be able to live without meaningful human contact is a mark of her maturity.