You are worth more than you know. It is sometimes hard to see. You feel forgotten, not respected, invisible. But know this, you are valued.
I don’t know exactly what the coming year will bring. But I do know, there will be setbacks, failures, and mistakes. I also know, you will laugh, be cheerful, and brighten someone’s day just by your presence.
Do not be so hard on yourself. Have compassion not only on yourself, but those around you. They may need it more.
Fight the urge to draw inward, this is when walls start to form - meant to protect you, but end up doing more harm than good.
Cry if you need to. But don't stay in this place for too long.
Celebrate your achievements, do not brush them aside. You worked hard to get to where you are.
If nothing else, know that you are a better person than you were this time last year. Look how far you've come.
All my love, mnd xo
I am a daughter, sister, auntie, wife and friend.