Losing two friends in five years has left me terrified of dying.

I still can’t watch the online funeral of my friend who passed away just over a month ago. I get a few minutes in and then I have to close the video. She was only 40 years old, full of all the hopes and dreams you might expect. There’s something about turning 40 too. Women suddenly get really focused on the things they really want. She had told me so much about what was in her future. Children, Career moves, love and a budding relationship with her French pug. We spoke the Sunday before she passed in a fun group Zoom. I hadn’t laughed so much in a week. 2021 seemed like it was going to be…

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