My sister and many other great senior friends are graduated and headed for college. Three friends of mine died this year, suicides, and accidents. Four went to rehab. Some have confessed things to me I never would have dreamed years ago. Some friends fell in love. My very good old friend Laura is pregnant. It’s all putting things in perspective. Laura, god I’ve known her for so long, and I’m happy for her, she’s got a great guy who’s talking care of her, she’s already starting things to make a great life for her baby, but god damn, she’s so young. We’re all so young. Everyone reading this, myself, everyone around me is so young, and we all have so much ahead of us. I am so blessed with the things I’ve been given. I have so much life to live. Things, they’ll happen, great things, horrible things, and I’m going to get through it, and keep living this beautiful life I’ve been given. I will regret so that I can learn. I will mourn so that I may feel joy. I will cry so that I may smile. I will be there for everyone around me so that in times of trouble I may lean on them. Shit absolutely sucks right now, as most of you have probably noticed already. But I will be strong, and I will press on, and nothing’s going to stop me now.