July 12th 1896
Today started out as any other boring day, Mother was trying to teach me house work, mending and sewing, But I would not have it, I am too smart for all that. Maybe one day I will have time to slow down and learn that stuff I am sure it is important, but it's so boring and a waste of time, there had to be something more exciting I could do and I think I found it. Today in the markets a met a boy he is older than me he is about 15 and so cute. Oh wait back on track. Anyway he was the most intelligent boy I have ever meant, has to be more intelligent then father anyway. The boy was boasting about being a thief. He spoke about it like he was some VIP or something, surely there is glamor in that kind of work. Maybe I will try out a few things and see if I could pull off being a thief my parents would die for sure, but I want more than to be some old woman, shut up and never fulfilled like mum and fishing well it just isn't my thing either where is the fulfillment in that, besides I do not like the feel of fish it is ok to eat but to touch gross. Well I am going to say goodbye now Mr. Journal and try out some new tricks, I just cannot wait to be a thief.
Cathleen Elaine Jefferson