I found out that one of my sorority sisters died 2 weeks ago. She was 27. This hit me hard because in college she was a ball of light and energy. She always wore a smile and was excited about everything. She lived life even if that meant getting into a little trouble and bending a few rules. She was a good person with an extraordinarily generous heart. I loved to be around her because she had such a positive energy it was infectious.
I tend to take things too seriously but being around people like my sister make me loosen up and force me to remember to have fun every once in a while. I am an introvert so I am drawn to extroverted people. They fascinate me. They are able to do and say things that I only think about doing because I am too scared. I don't do a lot of things in life because I am afraid. My sister took on everything with her head held high even if it didn't turn out the way she wanted.
I regret that I lost touch with her after college. I have done this with too many of the people I loved. But what I failed to learn from her in life I will learn from her death:
Don't be afraid to take chances even if it means that I fail every once in a while.
Try not to take myself too seriously because no one else cares.
Live in the now and stop obsessing about the future.
I'm sorry if I have saddened any of your days but I think that this little exercise has helped and hopefully I will be able to sleep better tonight. And to all of my sisters, I love you! I miss all of you dearly and even though we don't see each other as often anymore I still think about all of you every day.
I have a sister who laughs when I'm happy,
and I have a sister who cries when I'm blue.
I know that she'll be there whenever I need her,
I know that our friendship is true.
You are loved and will be missed.