To put it simply, I must not fear, especially because of my interest in veterinary medicine. Those in that career deal with tragedy on a daily basis. I must clarify, of course, that I do not think of myself as weak for having emotions and caring about the longevity of the animals and humans around me, I just think that I must learn a new way to deal with my emotions so that I may not be weak in the future. I should really learn from my dogs, and Doom, and learn not to worry about what could happen, and instead enjoy what I have. (Like spring break!)
Death is just an inevitability, a recycling back into the universe which birthed us, from womb to earth to molten hot star. There, not so scary now, is it?