My First

Above is a picture of my very first journal.  I refer to this one as my Mormon journal because it seems every Mormon is given this exact journal in red, navy, hunter green, brown, or black as soon as they step out of the baptismal font so you can write about your “feelings”.  However, I was one of the lucky few who received this journal before my baptism.  My mother, sister, and brothers were being baptized before me and I guess,a my mom didn’t want me to feel left out while everyone else was getting presents.  Who knows.  I just remember sitting on our living room sofa thinking So this is how people write books!  I get to write a book!?!  Shit, I need to work on my handwriting. Mormonism was very influential in my writing for a very long time. ...