dear kaylynn

hi Kaylynn… hopefully you will get to read this time capsule letter when you are old enough to read english or maybe you’ll be reading this through a global collective knowledge brain chip that automatically translates any language for you. *old man voice* Back in my day we had to take one bus to school and there was no brain chips!
Anyways this is my sappy letter for your 1 year birthday!

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Kaylynn my darling niece,

Happy first birthday angel!

So you might know by now that mostly every korean child will have a ceremony on their first birthday to celebrate the life that you are going to live. It’s a korean tradition and wikipedia tells me that this is called Doljanchi which sounds like a really legendary pokemon. Does pokemon still exist in the year (insert the year you are reading this)?

Anyways so the big ritual that everyone in the village comes out to see is the fortune telling ritual. Pretty basic ritual if you ask me. So with all the items laid out in front of you, if you choose that item you are basically choosing your own destiny! I picked money and a pencil and darling kay i’m still waiting for that money part to happen haha, you on the other hand picked 5 colourful scrolls of paper and a paint brush. Very interesting but i think you broke many hearts that day not picking the stethoscope lol its ok we can be rebels together hehehehe

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To me honestly I don’t care if you become a world leader that unites all people of colour with your talents (my interpertation of your Doljanchi, i mean might as well shoot for the stars right?) or a humble house painter that just really likes to paint. Either way these are my wishes for you!

I wish you the best out of life.

I wish that you will only seek happiness within yourself and know that you are genuinely loved by many people so don’t feel the need to find somebody to complete you because you are already whole!

I wish that you will focus all your energy in making yourself into a better person and positively invest in other peoples successes so in turn your success will be positive in itself.

I wish that money will not limit you and that money is only a tool for you to spread your positivity and kindness to people that are in need of help.

Know that you are already perfectly acceptable the way you are and you don’t need to change anything about you, you are already valid and beautiful inside & out.

Always choose happiness.

Always stay curious and ask questions.

And finally never ever dim your light so that others can be “comfortable” keep shining through and tomorrow is another day.

Always know that Uncle Kevin will always be there for you. I love you so much Kaylynn and I can’t wait to see you grow up into a phenomenal person.

Happy birthday my sweet, sweet angel! ❤

And go give your uncle a call would you!!!

Love, Kevin

“So dearest you, be kind to yourself, be kind to others, and give the best version of you that you can give, but know that even in the tough times, you are still valid, worthy and deserving of your own self love.”

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