March 3rd, 1840

Today was another really uneventful day. Right now I am not sure what I want to do, as I am only twenty five. When I look back at this journal 30 years from now, I hope to have accomplished a lot. Right now I am not sure what that might be, but I want it to somehow involve the government. I have always wanted to have a say in what happens to us, and what we Newfoundlanders shall do in the future. Anyways, whatever I do, I just want to be successful like my father. He was able to raise myself and my nine siblings along with my mother, and provide everything we needed to be successful in life. He was also able to fund the newspaper my brother John started which is still is a huge hit here in Newfoundland. I just want to accomplish something large, and have people remember my name, just like how everyone remembers my fathers name. I am sure the time will come, but I have to focus on right now and not the future.

About a month ago, I was editing an article that I partially wrote for the Newfoundlander, the newspaper my brother started, and my father funded. I was editing an article about the interests of native Newfoundlanders, and I found it very interesting. I heard about this foundation that was in the making, and I helped to fund it. A few days ago the Newfoundland Natives society officially came into existence. Hopefully one day I will be the president there, as I have a passion for it and want it to succeed. Maybe being the president will be that one thing everyone remembers about me. Maybe I will do something even greater! If only I knew what the future had in store for me.

Until next time,

Ambrose Shea