This post is going to be hard, and short, and probably too open but I feel like I need to write this here.
Just over a week ago, I got the worst news in the world. I lost someone who I never thought I’d have to live without right now. My dad.
I didn’t believe it when they told me. I still don’t believe it, and I think it’s going to take a while for it to sink in. I’m doing okay, and so is my family. We’ve all had to be incredibly strong this week and find happiness in memories and little pick-me-ups (like watching Rugrats on YouTube).
Thankfully, I have so many great memories of my dad. He really was just a big, adult-sized kid. He loved being the crazy annoying but hilariously enthusiastic “pool pest” who’d splash around and try to ruin any attempts at a relaxing dip in the pool. He was the only one in the family who would listen to the country radio station with me, and he’d try to convince our friends who came to visit that they would like it too. He’d always let me know that he loved me, and that he was proud of me.
Anyway, if you take one thing away from this post, it’s that life is short so you’ve got to enjoy every minute of it with the ones you love. And I’m sorry if I’ve bummed anyone out. I love you bloggers, you always cheer me up.