Had some horrible news yesterday after writing my blog that a boy I went to school with had died. Considering we're only 18, I was more than a little bit upset. I wasn't overly close to him but he was always a genuine, honest kind of guy that knew how to enjoy life. It's been a shock for the entire community, considering it was a suicide, the information just doesn't seem to add up.
He had only recently made solid plans to better his life and started seeking a life with God. No-one can understand how he felt so badly when everything appeared to be going so well. I suppose depression, like anxiety, is another personal journey which sometimes can't be shared with the people around us. It's really made me consider my own path in life and how I should cherish every moment, even if there is times that are challenging.
I know this site isn't for things like this, but I felt it was only right to add it to my own journey because I feel it's impacted on my life now. My thoughts go to his family who I know will be struggling right now and his friends who will keep his memories alive.