This is the first notebook I remember owning. (It inspired the cover and a lot of the content for my book My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up.)
I was given the book when I was seven or eight years-old. It was a templated notebook where you filled in the answers. Even at that age, there was something satisfying about trying to understand the world using the written word. I would download ideas and wrestle with the big questions like 'Who will I marry?' (below). That response underwent a few drafts.
Interestingly, and I only realised this a moment ago, I predicted that I would get married at age 20 and have two children. And I did. And I do. Their names, however, are not the forecasted 'Jimmy' or 'Anastasia'.
The page above inspired Tom Weekly's list of girls he likes most in his class. (Illustration & My Life book cover by Gus Gordon.)