I slept terribly Monday night.
MCAT scores were supposed to come out Monday afternoon (they are now pushed back) and I was a nervous wreck. I tossed and turned, popping in and out of nightmares about doing terribly MCAT, restudying for the test, and not getting accepted to medical school. I woke up exhausted.
I was frustrated with being so tired, and told JC about my restlessness. I just kept fearing the worst, even though there is nothing I can do about it at this point. I have to deal with whatever comes when it happens.
Then I opened up my computer and saw a series of Facebook posts that shocked me. People were writing heartfelt notes about a new angel we have up in heaven. They were all about a friend from high school.
I immediately got in contact with my friends to see what was up. Turns out there was a tragic accident on Friday night, and she was taken off life support Sunday night. She’s gone.
I have lost touch with her over the years, so the death wasn’t as intensely heart-wrenching for me as it was for some others. But regardless, I have great memories with her and feel for her family and loved ones. There are so many friends that were closer to her that are struggling with grief right now. I can only imagine.
I feel silly for worrying so much about a test, that while a big deal in my life, is no where near as important as the life of loved ones. Time is precious. Savor your relationships and say I love you as often as possible.