February 9, 1630
That was a brutal winter all right! We were living off of little bits of food. This was unexpected because my fellow colonist had brought what they thought would be an adequate amount of food, yet it came out to be inadequate. I am one of the lucky ones. I am a survivor. There are not many of us because the cold and lack of food caused plague among many of our members. Even I am as skinny as a twig. I cannot believe I was a survivor. I am very happy to be alive on this very day. And although people are losing their sea legs as I speak, I think we have a chance of being a great colony some day.