April 1st, 2009.


My name is Alex. I won't tell you my last name – what if someone finds this diary? What I will tell you is that I'm running out of time.

This diary is something new I've started so I can get my head around some big problems in my life. If I put them down on paper, maybe I'll see things that I missed the first time around. Well, we'll see.

Don't be fooled by the date of this entry: I assure you, this is not a joke. This is a matter of life and death, and I'm afraid it might be my life on the line here.

I will try to record things faithfully, without embellishing or omitting details. It may not always be pretty, but that's par for the course with my life. Welcome to my world.