My countdown to life began during my Sophomore years when I was going through the depression of my grandfathers death (RIP). It was sudden and unexpected. This forced me to realize how easy and fragile life is. It was from that point on that I decided to live everyday not only as if it were my last day of high school, but as if it were the last day of my life.
I try my hardest to take my own advice and not think about my regrets in regards to the past, but instead focus on what I can do to seize the present. I will not wait until graduation day to tell my friends how much they mean to me, because I cannot be certain I will make it to graduation to be honest I never even thought I‘d continue to live knowing that I had a tumor made me feel as if it would some day come back and never let me enjoy life to the fullest, even now I have never opened so much to tell this none of my friends knew that I had this, because I felt if I’m still here I don’t want any pity just for you to become my friend. Be who you are and not something that has power to create you differently.
Some might consider my views somber, but nobody has the right to criticize someone else’s values even if they have shared the same experiences. It is the series of events that have made me who I am today, and because of that I am proud to declare I have chosen to spend my last days of high school seizing the present, because I cannot be sure what my future holds either death or saving someone from death.