Happy Birthday Ce

chy! i am waiting for you to slayyyyy today. i just know you are about to give life, like always. but it's not just about the tangible with you. you have an affinity for beauty and the arts in ways that have inspired me so much over the years. your journey itself is art, nuanced in colors and shades that we who are close to you have been able to learn and grow from, as we watch you flourish and bloom, vulnerably before our own very eyes. 
Embarking upon a new decade is exactly what you need right now. As your best friend, I can honestly say, your twenties have been more than anyone I know could handle. Behind your beautiful smile, you silently fought through some heavy turmoil, but the key word is through! You made it honey! But, I also want to acknowledge the word fought, with an extra emphasis on the past-tense, because the past is exactly what it is. Every tear you cried, every moment you lost sleep, every day you just wished for better ones were all worth it. You are here. It's your time. You have arrived. You deserve to be happy, to be loved, to live your life to the fullest.

This decade will bring new opportunities to help further you along your path to the places your heart desires most. Bring all of the hard-learned lessons from your twenties with you: take risks, make the best out of every situation, only have expectations for yourself, but don't beat yourself up when things aren't going right, put your joy first, self-care matters more than anything, and love yourself- unconditionally. 

The world is waiting for you. But for now, Costa Rica has the luxury of being graced by your presence. Enjoy your trip. I love you. Happy soul day sis.