As I went to church and observed the women around me prayerfully, trying to see them for their spiritual gifts, I found myself more optimistic and happier being at church. I was less concerned with my own shortcomings when I was sincerely trying to see good in others.
At 20-years old, I had my whole life ahead of me. How I hiked that mountain was not so different than how I approached life. Whatever the task, get it done in as little time as possible, check the box, be done and then on to the next task.