I just got news that someone I went to middle school with died today. We didn’t know each other very well, but hearing that a peer of mine has passed away is always a shock. I mean, he is the second student from my 8th grade class to have passed away, and it just makes my mortality all the more real, all the more tangible. A lot of times, I get so caught up in my own head that I forget that life is fleeting. We honestly don’t have much time on this earth, so we can’t be lazy, we can’t stop working to become the best version of ourselves.
I wish you guys the best, of course, in everything you do. We know that death is guaranteed, but so is the life we lead, so we might as well do the best that we can with each day that we are breathing.