Tonight is my favourite Aunt’s 40th. I’m looking forward to it, not just because she deserves it and it should be a good night, but because I also get to see the rest of my family, some who have to travel and are staying with me.

I love my family. They mean so much to me. We have been through a lot over the years, many good times, but also many bad times. People come and go in your life, and sometimes family members do too. You have to look around you: who loves you? Who will be there unconditionally? THEY are your family. Don’t spend your life worrying and trying to please people who make you feel small or insecure.