Oh my sweet baby girl… it’s been one whole year since you came into this world and I can’t help but get all the feels. They were not lying when they say it goes by so fast and its felt like I blinked. A blink filled with so many wonderful memories though. Seeing you grow into the passionate little spitfire that you are has been more than a blessing and I am so unbelievably grateful you chose me to be your mother. You’re so passionate and strong and I can’t help but daydream about all the amazing things you will do and become. You have come into this world with your very own journey to be had… and it will be filled with all types of choices and lessons you get to experience all on your very own. Knowing I get to be by your side throughout this all makes my heart so full and happy.

I always seem to have so much advise and words for people normally, but it has taken me some time to figure out what it is that I want to say to you. For the first time I find myself stumbling when trying to find the right words purposely crafted for just you and I go all over the place so quickly. I think it’s mainly due to knowing this is your own personal journey and not mine. But after some much deep thought… I figured it out. Here we go!

Try to never lose your smile. At times the universe can appear to make things hard, but try to take a deep breathe and remember bad times do pass and you’ll always get through them.

You cannot control other peoples actions but you can control your own response. Try to take a moment before you respond and always come from a place of love.

You’re capable of doing anything you want… you are your only limit. With focus and determination, you can achieve all of your dreams, desires and goals.

Do not take life so seriously that it takes the fun out of it. There is always a positive in every situation. Sometimes you need to tilt your head, look at it reversed in a mirror and really squint your eyes… it is there though. I promise.

Dance in the rain. It’s one of the best feelings in the world and makes you feel so amazing. Feel the water droplets hit your body and take it all in.

It’s okay to cry. It doesnt make you weak and if anything it will leave you feeling lighter. No one is supposed to be okay all the time so never feel like you have to be. You’re human and all your feelings are valid, justified and normal… allow yourself to always feel whatever it is you’re feeling.

Make mistakes but learn from them. The biggest life lessons help you grow into whoever you’re meant to be. Let them teach you and take in everything you get from them. Just try to not make the same mistake twice.

Always live your life through love and light. Shine brighter than ever and pass it along to everyone you cross paths with.

Wish on the stars. Wishes do come true and they are always listening.

Trust your heart in all decisions as it will be guiding you intuitively. Whatever feeling it gives you is correct and don’t doubt it or yourself.

If you’re presented with two options. One that is within your comfort zone and the other one is outside of your comfort zone… Take option B. Nothing amazing ever happens in your comfort zone and the second choice will bring much more with it. Take chances and do things that scare you. They always end with you being at a new personal location.

Treat everyone the same way you wish to be treated. No matter the person. Be kind in all that you do and find beauty in all around you. You never know what a person is going through and you can either make a moment wonderful or not. The choice is yours so choose wisely.

Accept people for who they are. Everyone will show you their true colors without you having to pry, but accept whatever shape or form they reveal themselves to you as. You cannot change someone but you do have the power to allow or not allow people into your life… so don’t ever feel pressured to think differently.

You are your own person. Be whoever it is you want to be. Regardless of what other people think. If you’re happy with yourself that is all that matters.

Love who you see in the mirror. Do not tear yourself down but always build yourself up. You’re so amazing in so many ways and never forget that. Believe it, feel it and live it.

Your happiness is all that matters. Nothing else around you can take that away from you too. Stand in your power and never let it go. Do whatever it is that makes you happy. Always.

Try to choose a profession where you get personal satisfaction. Be it emotionally, mentally or spiritually. Whatever you chose to do take the time to decide and do whatever is best for yourself in the long run.

Drink all the water. Water has the strongest memory and has so many wonderful benefits. You can never go wrong with water.

Treat everyone with respect. AND that includes yourself. How you treat others is a reflection of how you see yourself. Try to always be respectful.

Fall in love and fall in love hard. Some relationships end with heart break but know your heart is a remarkable organ than still beats… even when it is broken. Being in love can be one of the greatest feelings in the world and I hope you get to experience it deeply.

Be grateful for all that is behind you, around you and all that is coming to you. There is always an abundance to be had and know there will always be enough. Never choose to live in fear. Tell your ego to stop if you find worry or fear cross your mind.

I know your father and I won’t always seem like your friends and I am sure you’ll get mad at us more than you know. Just know we always have your best intentions in mind and are only ever looking out for you. One day you will realize it too… probably in your 20s haha. Till then it’s okay.

Know you can always come to me to talk. Regardless of the topic I will always be here to listen. Even if I don’t necessarily like what I am hearing. Never feel you cannot open up to me and I promise it’ll always be a safe place to talk too.

Always root for the underdog. They need the most encouragement and deserve it the most. Be compassionate to everyone you meet and see.

Sing at the top of your lungs and dance like a crazy person. Always. You won’t ever regret it.

Speaking of regret. Never regret anything. You cannot go back in time and change it so learn and grow from it.

Try to not want to grow up too quickly. Time goes by soooooo fast. Enjoy the moments you’re in before they become a memory.

Know that my love for you is deeper than anything I have ever known and it grows bigger and stronger by the day. You have but one life to live… and if you do it right, it’ll all be so worth it! Just have fun and be the authentic amazing girl you are… always.

Love you my little one.