Happy birthday, beautiful! You make 28 look good! It’s been a long, difficult year and I’m so optimistic about the year ahead for you. I know you’re reluctant to turn closer to 30 but 27 was amazing, and I’m incredibly excited to see what this next year has in store for you. In the past year, you’ve cried more tears and sweated more sweat than any years before but you kept your head up and kept moving. I’M SO PROUD OF YOU. You never gave up. You never fell (figuratively) on your face. Sure, there were slip ups and missteps but you persevered. One day you woke up and believed you could so you did. You proved to yourself that you are courageous, strong and determined. You’ve accomplished eons and I know you’ll keep striving for more. Get the pen ready because you’re going to keep checking items off your goal list and will be adding more along the way. Celebrate today and all of your accomplishments as you deserve a day off! I raise a cupcake to you and wish you health, love and, most of all, happiness. Be you and be great.