I Have a Soul in Some Notebooks + My Mother Named Me An Adjective, Pt II; Name Fulfilled

Some people have jewels in safe deposit boxes. I have a soul in some notebooks.

I was not always called Serene

I was not always called Serene, although it is my legal name. For the first five years of my life I was Tami. This is the name I first heard myself called; it is the name I first learned to write.