It’s hard to keep track of everything that has happened to Ariana Grande in the last year. This pop princess has faced tragedy and harassment, but—most importantly—dramatic success. And now, 12 months later, it feels as if the world had been gifted with a better and improved Ariana Grande—and two smashing albums throughout the process.
But what has Ari taught us over the course of the most dramatic, sometimes overwhelming, but mostly empowering year of her life? In honor of her 26th birthday, here are 8 life lesson’s we’ve learned from Ariana Grande.