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A letter to my daughter

My dearest darling girl,
Growing up in this world is not always going to be easy but there is absolutely nothing that you can’t achieve if you set your mind to it. Believe in yourself. Growing up in a household with a working single mum and having a dad with a brain tumour has meant that you’ve grown up tough and determined, but don’t let it harden you. Keep your fierce heart but don’t forget to nurture your gentle soul.
Make mistakes. Lots of them. Work out what each mistake is trying to teach you and listen. I’ve made more than my fair share of mistakes and I’ve learnt from every single one. Well…sort of. Nobody is perfect and gets things right every time, not even the grownups in your life. We’re all still learning and you will too.
Fall in love. A lot. Love honestly and fiercely. Don’t be afraid to. You will have your heart broken and feel like nothing will ever be the same again. But it will. Keep your heart open. You’ll pick yourself up every time and emerge stronger …

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