Two things stood out to me while reading my journal:
- How depressing my life should have been, if an outsider was observing my day-to-day actions
- How upbeat I was when recounting these events in my personal journal
Sure, I had some days where I wrote about how depressed I was and stuff, but most days were things like "Today was awesome! We did street contacting for about 3 hours then knocked on people's doors for the rest of the evening, and we found two people who said that we might be able to come back sometime!" And this was in February, where the sun set at 4:30 PM and we had to be out until 9:00 PM.
Anyway, I am very grateful for my nice, easy life now. And I am also grateful that I could experience a mission so that I cold learn the value of hard work and how to turn to the Lord for motivation and comfort.