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Jessica J, 23, Utah

Why Journal?

September 1, 2003 “I go to first grad (class/period). I had a good first week. My teacher’s name is Mrs. Losser. I made new freds (friends) at school.” When I was five years old I sat down to record…

Five Popsicle Recipes to Try

Bored on a summer day? Here are five popsicle recipes to try! Stay cool and enjoy a (semi) healthy treat. Brought to us by  in the book Perfect Pops. All yield about 6-8 popsicles, and if you don’t have…

Painting Isn’t My Talent

I sometimes joke about having a plethora of unmarketable talents. The kinds of talents that REALLY don’t look good on a  resume- things like tying bow ties, shopping online, driving a stick shift, singing off key, and wrapping presents. What…

A mission– to go or not to go? The Untold Story

Lately I’ve been hearing this phrase from LDS boys— “I’ll only marry a return missionary.” After the missionary age change this seemed like a reasonable enough mandate. Young Men and Young Women could serve at virtually the same time,…