In light of the recent tragedy that has struck our community, I know we’ve all been thinking and feeling a lot. I have seen many beautiful acts of solidarity to honor and remember the lives we lost, but I have also observed that everyone grieves differently. We all must find a way to cope with what has happened, and rebuild ourselves from it. This might be done through thinking deeply, spending time with close friends and family, rallying together for a cause, or even going on a nice long run to settle the mind. For me, the best way to work through all of these emotions is to write. I thought I’d share these thoughts in the hopes that someone out there could benefit from reading them, if only just by knowing that although we’re all vulnerable and emotional, we’re all together.