Write a letter home saying how you feel.
Remember the 5 elements of letter writing:
People who are not in school, please look at the letters we wrote today. We focussed on VOICE.
Wednesday, 10 October 1492
I held course to the WSW, running 7½ knots, and at times 9 knots, and for a while 5¼ knots. Between day and night I made 177 miles. I told the crew 132 miles, but they could stand it no longer. They grumbled and complained of the long voyage, and I reproached them for their lack of spirit, telling them that, for better or worse, they had to complete the enterprise on which the Catholic Sovereigns had sent them. I cheered them on as best I could, telling them of all the honors and rewards they were about to receive. I also told the men that it was useless to complain, for I had started out to find the Indies and would continue until I had accomplished that mission, with the help of Our Lord.
Columbus, Christopher, B. W. Ife, and Ralph J. Penny. Journal of the First Voyage, 1492 = Diario Del Primer Viaje, 1492. Warminster, England: Aris & Phillips, 1990. Print.