Today, I lost two of my very good friends. Probably one of the most devastating news I have encountered in my life. Both of them were involved in a tragic car accident, killing them instantly. Here’s the full story.
Joseph, I will never forget the advice you gave me about love, school, and life in general. You were one of the first friends I came out to because I knew you’d be supportive and accepting- and I was right. I always have idolized you and always admired your energetic desire for success and happiness. You were always the life of the party, and if the occasion was not a party, you’d make it a party. Thanks for being my “ninja.” Remember that if you’re ever wearing a tie, don’t forget the tie clip!!
Simon, thanks for everything you have taught me and introduced me to. I remember when I first met you, I was very judgmental about your choice of clothing style. However, I soon learned to realize your boldness enabled you to express yourself. I am going to miss talking to you about random things like boys, music, fashion, and having fun. Our time at EDC (last year and this year) will forever be a part of my unforgettable memories. Don’t hog all the nice bags and wallets- save me one!!
All I’m trying to emphasize is that life is too fragile. If you really care about your loved ones, you would do anything to protect them from danger, pain, and death. This post is to serve as a few reminders:
- Don’t ever end a conversation with your friend/family feeling angry or bitter. You will never know if that is the last time you would see him/her. Don’t regret it.
- If you attend a party/event/gathering knowing that alcohol is present, HAVE A DESIGNATED DRIVER. This also includes the usage of drugs. Yes, we’re young adults. We do things that are frowned upon. Just be smartly responsible.
- Remind the people you love that he/she is significant to your life.
Often, we overlook the importance and benefits of family and friends.
Rest in peace <3 don’t party too hard up there! I love you two. My heart goes out to the families, friends, and communities affected by this devastation.