Last Friday I found out one of my dearest friends is pregnant. I couldn't be more excited for her. I am as happy as if I found out I was pregnant; I think I'm even going through sympathy nausea with her. You want to see your friends achieve their dreams, and when they do, it's a beautiful thing. But sadly later that evening, while visiting other close friends, I found out my friend's father is battling cancer. It hit me: How could I go from feeling the utmost elation for one friend to complete heartbreak for another friend in the span of 3 short hours? Seeing this staircase today just reminded me of how life can throw us one way or another.