I can say, hand on heart, that it's the amazing women I surround myself with who give me the strength and confidence to live my life as fully and with as much gratitude as I do.
Each and every one - amazing women, mothers, and friends who aspire to become even greater than they already are.
We are the ones who have been through thick and thin, where distance is no barrier and who always lift each other up with love, kindness, reality checks... and food (we're all about noodles at the moment!).
So let's start at the beginning... my mama.
Ah Mum, I've come to realise over the years just how lucky I am that we have such a close relationship... it turns out that not every mother and daughter do.
You taught me about kindness, how to be fair and just, and how to always take the high road. As well as showing me how to be an awesome mum to my boys, you've been my rock throughout the years.
I thought that once I was an adult I'd need you less, but it turns out I've needed your love and support even more as I've navigated my way through life, motherhood and beyond. I genuinely could not imagine having got through what I have without having you to talk things through with. Thank you!
This girl right here, our JenJen... oh my god the fun we've had since we met in 2010! We had SeptemberGate and then NovemberGate. I think those hard times we both experienced are what really cemented our ride or die friendship.
Knowing that there's someone who will move heaven and earth to support you and that you'd do the same for them? Priceless. If Carlsberg made BFF's... this girl is IT!
Even through moving to another city to chase her dream (I am SO fucking proud of you for that!), we haven't lost touch. We made sure to make our friendship a priority by scheduling in a video chat every single week, and we've kept it up for almost four years now. And FYI? I can't wait to speak to you this weekend, girl!
These women, and some who I DON'T have a selfie with (this MUST be rectified soon!! You know who you are... shocking behaviour!) are my family.
They are here through the good times and the bad, cheering me on and supporting me, laughing and crying with joy when Max achieves something new, loving on Zack and how awesome he is... and I feel the same way about them and theirs.
We are genuinely happy to see each other succeed.
We are each other's cheerleaders, confidants and partners in crime.
We are the queens who fix each others' crowns.