Without the help of my best and closest friends I don't think I could survive life so here is an open letter to my best friends (you know who you are).
Thank you. Thank you for having the capacity to love me unconditionally.
Even in my most diva moments. When I am being stubborn or when I am feeling at rock bottom, you have been able to love me and help me through every good and bad moment.
You give me strength and courage.
Without you by my side I would not have had as much courage to break through some of the toughest times of my life so far. You help me see the truth when I may be bogged down in the haze of my own thoughts in my head. You always help me see the light at the end of the tunnel.
You don't judge me.
You have been there and not judged me no matter how many times I have told you something crazy or revealed my inner most thoughts to you. You will be silly with me and perform car concerts with me without a thought. You have sat there through tears and laughter of good and bad times. You have held me close and not judged my reasons for being upset and told me, no matter what, it was going to be okay because you would never leave me.
You encourage me.
You have stood by me through so many of the happiest moments of my life and have shared in the joy of celebrating many occasions with me and have allowed me to shine when it was my moment all while being beside me in case I have needed you.
You are always there for me.
There are so many things each of you have done for me, especially in the past few months, and I couldn't have imagined being able to survive life without all of you there with me. You have allowed me to call/text you at all times of the day and night or sit on your couch and vent to you about my stresses without making me feel bad that I forgot to even ask you about yours. You have allowed me to put myself first for the first time in a long time and continue to help me find my way.
You love me without condition.
You have helped me learn to love myself through the many ups and downs of weight loss and weight gain and have always loved me no matter what my size. You have shown me that I can achieve great things when I feel that all is lost and you have shown me courage when I have had self doubt.
You each have a piece of my heart with you and without your influence in my life I would not be half the person I am today. Your encouragement and your realness, your thoughts and your feelings, all have helped me navigate through so many twists and turns both good and bad.
Thank you for understanding and sticking with me through everything. I know I don't say it enough but I couldn't even get through each day without knowing I have you in my corner if I need you.
Thank you, for being you and for having the space in your heart to love me, as I am.
I love you