An Open Letter to My Daughters

My sweet girls, growing up in this world is going to be tough, but I will be right here with you every step of the way! In my 31 years of life I have lived a lot, experienced much, and grown into the woman you see before you. So today I share with you all that I have learned.
03/16/2016 03:55 pm ET Updated Mar 17, 2017

My sweet girls, growing up in this world is going to be tough, but I will be right here with you every step of the way! In my 31 years of life I have lived a lot, experienced much, and grown into the woman you see before you. So today I share with you all that I have learned.

Explore the world. Live. Discover. Go to festivals. Do stuff and experience things. Do not stay in one town. Even though this will break my heart one day, I want more for you. I want you to travel the world. See things, experience different cultures, taste weird stuff, and learn that the world is a much smaller place than you think.These experiences will enrich your heart.

Love yourself before you ever think about loving someone else. I'm talking greatest love story ever type of love! Fall in love with every single piece of yourself. The great, the terrible, the beautiful, the ugly. Everything! The majority of your happiness will come from self love. You'll never be happy in life if you don't accept and love yourself.

But please do not be narcissistic! That's just not cute and that is not the type of person I intend on raising. You baby girl, will be kind and always think of others. Do for others, its good for your soul. The world needs more people who see beyond themselves. Remember this: the world will spin with out you. So anytime you think you're hot stuff, just remember that! (I think you're the best thing that ever happened though).

There is no such thing as a life better than yours. Please. Please. Always remember this. Do not lust after more than you have. Goals are fine and important, but appreciate every single thing you have been blessed with thus far. You will never find happiness by looking for more. Life will give you everything thats yours. And if you don't have it then chances are it was not meant for you. Whats meant for you will come to you when it is supposed to!

Know that all that glitters is not gold! It might be gold plated. Haha. But for real. Things look shiny and perfect from the outside, but they usually aren't. Please do not lust after money, fame, and shiny things. There is so much more to life then that!

Always get back up. You're going to fall and you'll probably fall a lot. But trust me baby girl, it's not just you. Everyone goes through things and has things happen, but thats just part of life. Don't let it get you down in the dumps, you'll never be immune to it. Just learn how to weather the storm. And know that there is a lot of beauty in the struggle. If you're too busy fussing about how much "this sucks," you'll miss all that beauty!

Believe in yourself. Everything starts and ends there. Yes, it's nice to have people supporting and rooting for you, but if you do not believe in yourself you wont get far. You can and will accomplish every single thing you set your mind to, believe in that.

If nothing else, please remember ill always love you to the moon and back. You are and always will be my greatest accomplishments. You are forever my babies.