for a long time i struggled with hand writing. i was never good at it and people always said i should become a doctor. i finally decided to work on my writing, and did some reading. several articles mentioned fountain pens, i became intrigued. i did some more reading and got shocked by the prices on some pens. however, i visited my local staples, and found my first fountain pen; the franklin-covey freemont. the pen became my first love, for a pen. the rest is history haha. i love fountain pens but i still carry a good ball point; mostly due to the incompatibility of my works paper work.