The Journal of Various Worries is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a journal used by the Sheikah living at Kakariko Village to write down their worries or problems. They do so anonymously by using aliases, for example Paya uses "Papaya" as her birthname was inspired by her papaya seed-shaped birthmark.
Though aliases are used so the author can remain anonymous as it is essentially a public record, the identity of each author is obvious in most cases as their aliases often contain clues to their identity and/or occupation making it easy for local Sheikah villagers and Link once he becomes familiar with the village residents to figure out while most outsiders unfamiliar with the village residents would have difficulty as Cado, Dorian, and Paya are cautious of unfamiliar outsiders.
The book is found in Impa's house on a shelf, and provides clues leading to several side quests within Kakariko Village along with providing background information about various Sheikah living in Kakariko Village.
- "Well, my wife left me today. The last thing she said to me was: "What's more important, the Cuccos or me?!" I chose the Cuccos."
- — The Bow Master
- "A painter unfamiliar to any of us has arrived in the village. He claims to be searching for the Great Fairy's Fountain, but that's near where the village's spirit protector resides. We must make sure the outsider doesn't learn of the location of the fountain...or the two shrines near it."
- — Anonymous Father of Two
- "That new guy in town looks like he really knows how to tune a bow. I hope he comes by and nocks an arrow for me. It's been WAAAY too long."
- — Lonely Arrow Girl
- "Day in, day out, I'm outside barking people into the shop. I don't mind, really. It's good money, and busying myself helps to numb the pain. But the only thing that really helps me feel better is walking among the fireflies. Unfortunately, we've been asked to not walk around at night because it's dangerous. I don't know how I can cope without the fireflies..."
- — Struggling Shop Girl
- "There is a precious heirloom that has been passed down through my family for generations. Recently, I've begun to hear voices telling me that the heirloom has an important destiny. It's going to happen soon. It makes me nervous, but I can feel it in my bones."
- — Papaya