I am proud of you.
You prevail even when feeling uncertain, jump without knowing when you’ll land– but always knowing you will not falter.
If you don’t know how or when to move when feeling overwhelmed, you pray. You hit your knees in gratitude, in humility. You journal to work out your feelings. Then you act.
You adult every day and know that sometimes, that includes sleeping in on weekends because that’s just what you want to do. You turn down events you could attend, but don’t feel like it– because it’s okay to do that.
Your girlfriends are a supportive, hilarious, challenging and diverse bunch. They remind you of your fire, are honest when you’re acting batty, and love you unconditionally. Your male friends are few but treasured. They have become your brothers.
You are a devoted daughter and cultivate a close relationship with your parents. You don’t take for granted that they live 5 minutes away. You’re aware that as cool as they are, they are also aging. You now enjoy a close friendship based on respect and shared history.
You are flawed, but that makes you wonderful and genuine.
You are working to better your life while also appreciating the progress thus far.
You are kind, but with boundaries.
You are quietly advancing on the path meant for you. You are steady.
Amee, I love you.