URGENCY . My childhood best friend passed away in her sleep at the age of 28. . From then on I felt a sense of urgency with my life. Not in terms of life goals that society expects us to fulfill, like marriage and babies, but living like I could die at any moment. So I traveled, said I love you more, and built up the courage to tell my crushes that I liked them. Her passing was the push I needed to quit my job and live in New Zealand. . Of course, there is a lot more I could do, but everyday is a work in progress. I just always feel like I don’t have a lot of time left...and I don’t. We don’t. . So travel. Tell those you love how you feel about them and live each day as if it were your last. Don’t have someone’s death be the catalyst to live your life with a sense of urgency.