This is short today, but my words run deep from experience.
Life is certainly unpredictable. Plans don't always happen and the worst, most unimaginable tragedies sometimes do. Life throws curve balls and my best advice to you is this: SWING, SWING ANYWAY, put your fear aside, close your jaw from the surprise, bandage your pain, and SWING AWAY! SWING AWAY! Play the game, always play the game.