My dearest darlingest Zoë
We have known each other for a very long time now, longer than perhaps we care to admit, I just wanted to take this opportunity to write you a little note.
It is now 20 years since you left home, left the island to spend a year in Oz before traipsing off to uni.
Your life is amazing and I want to point out that that is down to you and your energy. I know you feel that you are only interesting because you know such interesting people but have you ever thought that maybe they find you interesting too? Yes, yes dismiss me if you like but you have actually managed to write the words, so hold onto that thought! Life hasn’t always been easy but that’s ok. It’s all this experience that has made you who you are and allows you to see the things you see and feel all the things that you do. Yep, it’s all this that really makes you see the magic. You have felt great love and also great loss, but would the loss have been so great without the love?
You have beautiful friends and family who are only too happy to love and support you when you let them, when you don’t allow your anxiety to keep you prisoner. As you move into this new phase of life where you are finding the work that makes your heart sing, you are open to all the love that is around and yes maybe even are ready for Mr Right. ‘You gotta have a dream…’ Who knows if your dream of moving home but working in London will come true? Who knows when you will find your champion?
Enjoy the journey because you are beginning to become the person you would like your daughter to be: someone who dreams, lives without fear but secure in the knowledge that you are loved.
And maybe, just maybe you’ll be able to grow into the mother you’d like to be too.
Lots of love and happy birthday
Ps. Now you have treated yourself to new undies you have bolstered your support no end, do not undervalue this.
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