musings on life/death

This morning, I woke up to news that a friend I had known in High School tragically passed over the weekend from a car accident.

We had math classes together and would always help each other out on the homework. He was such a kind, warm, and funny guy. My heart goes out to his family and the friends he held close.

Since I graduated, we hadn’t really kept in touch, but he had reached out to me a couple of times over Facebook Messenger just asking how I was and such. One of our last conversations really struck me to the core.

I had asked what he had been up to and he told me he left the college he was going to and moved back home, since he didn’t really know what he wanted to do yet and wanted to take a year to figure it out.

I responded with, “Well, you have plenty of time. You have your whole life to figure it out” and he responded with “for sure, that’s how I feel”.

I can’t even begin to fathom the irony of this conversation. We never could have known that he had exactly a year left.

It’s a crazy reminder that we can never take life for granted. Life is such a gift and you never know what’s going to happen.

I wonder, if he had known, if he had figured out what he wanted to do with his life if it would have made any difference.

Maybe he would have been spending his last year in school, studying hard, but for what? For it all to go to waste when it all became over in a blink of an eye?

It really makes me think twice about how I spend my days and that if I want to do something, I better do it now, because we never know how much time we have left.

I want to live my days with love and passion and joy.  How do you want to live yours?

Again, I am sending out my love and healing to all those affected by his passing. He will be remembered.


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