My mother and I are inseparable. I used to be super glued to her and to be honest I still am. My stepfather used to say stuff like "cut the cord" but let's be real here, why would I? My mom is literally my best friend and the best hype man a girl could ask for.

I have self-esteem issues (surprise!), but really, who doesn't?

Sometimes I feel like I'm not good enough for a job, the school I'm attending or just overall I feel lesser than everyone else. I know every girl has a friend group or just that one friend they call to get the validation they need. For me, it's my mother.

On top of being my best supporter, my mother is the best hype man of all time. She reminds me of who I am.

I call her for everything; from which laundry detergent to buy to what I should wear to a date, she's my go-to girl. She tells me the situation as is and never apologizes for being overly blunt (sometimes it sounds kinda mean but the truth hurts!).

My mother knows me the best, apart from me literally coming out of her body (yikes, gory) she was the one who raised me. She instilled my values and taught my brother and me, the good and bad in this world.

However, her and I were never this close. We used to bud heads like we both had nothing to lose. Eventually, as I've gotten older, we talked about her goals, motives and the sacrifices she made for me to be here. For that, I could not thank her enough because I've lived a great life so far.

She's mastered the art of being both a mom and a friend.

As a mom, she'd scare the crap out of me and as a friend she'd judge my wardrobe hardcore. Both sides of her just wanted the best for me so I never minded.

My mom reminds me of who I am, where I'm from and how she raised me. She believed in me before I even started believing in myself. Having a crew of girlfriends is great but call your mom before anyone else for a good hype because she probably knows you the best.