Dear Irreplaceable Girl,

It’s funny how we would never, ever in a million years let someone we love believe that they cannot be who they want to be or do what they want to do until they are a certain weight, or unless they make a certain amount of money, or live in a certain neighborhood, or have tackled a certain habit or problem.

Yet we seem to think it’s okay to let ourselves believe that kind of nonsense…. and we wait and wait and wait, holding back on things we want to do because we don’t look right yet, or we don’t know enough yet, or we don’t have the right clothes yet. It’s time to start treating yourself the way you treat your dearest friend.

Tell yourself that there’s no better time than right now, that you are just right just like you are, and that’s it’s okay if things aren’t exactly like you would like them to be…that TODAY is the day to start, even if it’s just a tiny start. Okay? No more excuses. No more waiting. You have a big beautiful life to go out and live, and it’s time to do it.

You are phenomenal and beautiful and absolutely unforgettable.

And you are oh so loved.