If there is one thing I wish I could do over it would be the appreciation for the people in my life. Luckily it's not too late for that do over.
Alleigh, you have recently lost one of the most important people in your life, Nano. For some reason this is really putting a lot of things into perspective for you. You are thinking about life differently, you are living differently, and you are appreciating your family more.
Your family is the only thing in life you can't choose. You can choose your friends, you can choose the outfit you wear and you can even choose who you will add to your family. But what is there right now, you can't choose. You have to love them. You have to put an effort into getting to know their flaws as well as their strengths. You have to be willing to share laughs as well as tears. Because I promise you that when times get rough, and they will get rough, there will be no one that gets more than your family.
In this time of mourning, because of the loss of Nano, you wouldn't have been able to make it through without the love and support and most of all friendship of your family. The great things about them is that no matter what, you will always pick up directly where you left off. You don't have to be someone else or act like someone else around them because they will love you just the way you are. So cherish them. Love them the way they are too. Don't have any regrets, especially with your family. Say what needs to be said, do what needs to be done...and love them hard.