As she celebrated her birthday, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Courtney Hope (Sally) took some time to reflect on her life so far and share some of her discoveries and wisdom in a heartfelt Instagram post. “Today I am 29,” she wrote. “My twenties have been a roller coaster of the brightest highs and darkest lows of my life. I went through turmoil I never dreamt of dealing with and I triumphed higher than I could’ve ever imagined. Every moment made me the woman I am today. The woman who can finally look herself in the mirror and be proud of who I’ve created myself to be and what I stand for.”
Growing older can inspire one to look back on what they’ve learned, especially when reaching a milestone like the end of another decade on this earth. “I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish and acquire by the end of my twenties when I turned 20,” Hope revealed, “and it’s hit me that the moment is finally here. Most goals I’ve achieved in one way or another, some I haven’t, but what is most intriguing is I am more at peace than I could’ve ever imagined. Because I finally realized a few years ago that loving myself and those around me is what matters most, and everything else will fall into place when these two things take the lead. I feel my lightest and most thankful when I am treating myself with respect and focusing on my well-being and my love for others.”
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Happy birthday to my beautiful, talented, inspiring, funny, smart, sexy love @thecourtneyhope Thank you for loving me so wholeheartedly and inspiring me daily. You make me incredibly happy, and I love every second with you! I love you! 😘😘😘❤️❤️❤️ Also your the best puppy mom in existence.. so ya.. 🐶 🐶 🐶Happy birthday!!
And Hope has vowed to dedicate the last year of her twenties to health and love. “Health of every kind: emotional, spiritual, physical, and mental,” she declared. “Being kind, being worry free, being joyful, being present, being flexible, and most important, being grateful. If I’ve learned anything it’s that life moves much quicker than you imagine it will and you never know how short it can be, and all I want is to enjoy every minute of it with the people that matter most.
“I’ve proved to myself that I can handle what is thrown my way,” Hope concluded, “not always as easefully as I’d like at times but with stride, faith, and the support of my family and friends. Worry is pointless because no matter what the issue, in the end, I’m still loved. I’m grateful for who I am, where I am, and who surrounds me, and that shows to me I did something right these last nine years. Thakn you to everyone who loves and supports me so intently — you’ve changed my world! Here’s to a new year of memories before the new decade begins!”
Our best wishes for a happy birthday, and an amazing year — and life — to come! For more on your favorite B&B stars, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!