To My Business on Her First Birthday


To My (Capricorn Sun, Leo Moon, Cancer Rising) Business on Her 1st Birthday,

I can’t believe how much you’ve grown! It seems like yesterday when that first transaction appeared in my PayPal and you were born.

Seeing you as a viable business for the first time filled me with so much joy. I had a lot to learn in a short amount of time, and I’m still learning. To be honest, I wasn’t always the best entrepreneur. You are my first real business, and I admit I didn’t know what to do with you. No entrepreneur is truly ready for their first business. Even though I wasn’t ready for you, I can’t imagine my life without you.

It hasn’t been easy giving you the attention you need (you’ve got a Leo Moon, hello!) because doing that calls for me to put you—really myself—in the spotlight.

Fighting for you has helped me fight for myself. You saved me at a time when I didn’t know who I was. Some say I should separate myself from you emotionally, but you are made of me. My desires, ideas, beliefs, karma, and destiny are all wrapped up in you.

You challenge me to communicate my thoughts and feelings (eek!) to my friends and family, which is something I’ve shied away from for far too long. You push me to use my voice to amplify yours because somebody needs to hear it.

You motivate people—including me—to be the best version of themselves. You open others up to be comfortable with who they are. You don’t do ordinary, and that is why I love you so much because I’m the same way.

Today on your first birthday, I set the intention to be a more committed and confident entrepreneur to help you reach your full potential. Nothing about you is average, and you deserve the best because your Capricorn Sun won’t bear cutting corners.

Despite my fear, fumbles, and unfailing humanity, I am determined to help you grow into the empire I know you can be. Fortune favors your boldness, and I thank you for choosing me to bring you to life.

Smash your cake, love. Let’s fuck up the world.

Ashleigh <3