It was about a year after my mission and I was stressed in school, working, and I overheard some RM’s talking about how they are still in touch with people they taught in their mission and how they were planning to go to back and visit them, etc. It was a great conversation but I was discouraged.
I had served at the Mormon Battalion/San Diego Temple and as an Sign Language missionary in the most transient areas of San Diego. At the time I served there was no way to stay in contact with the people I was teaching. So, by the time I returned home I really didn’t know how anyone from my mission was doing. I was completely disconnected from those I had served.