And just like that, today wraps up my birth month. August is the best month of the year, simply because I get to bask in a kind of special birthday joy for 31 days straight. But, what if I could experience same celebratory joy every day, every month of the year? Nobody said I couldn’t, so why should I set restrictions? This month, I decided to ride on the birthday vibe and contribute something birthday-ish to Solo Wandergirl. When you blow out the candles atop that red velvet cake with awesome cream cheese frosting, what are you really celebrating?
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Can any of you identify with my train of thought on birthdays as the years progressed? I feel like it’s been a roller coaster – from exhilaration to cynicism to realisation.
Ages 3-6: “Birthday parties! Goodie bags for all my friends! Cut Smurf cake! I want the part with my name on it!”
Ages 7-9: “I don’t do birthday parties any more, but that’s OK. I still feel sooooo special every year on this day!”
Ages 10-12: “They’re probably getting me a fruit cake. I don’t like mangoes. But… whatever. And can we not take pictures please, everyone thinks I’m fat.”
Ages 13-16: “Does anyone even remember?”
Ages 17-18: “Birthday date! Oh what do I wear! What do I wear!”
Ages 19-21: “Now that I’m working full-time, I’ve got the means to treat everyone to a nice birthday dinner! Do I get to choose where we eat? Also, cake-cutting in the office! Awesome…”
Ages 22-27: “I love quiet birthday dinners at home.”
Age 28 onwards: “You. Me. Birthday staycation. Nothing else matters.”
Go on, read the article and tell me – what do you feel like you’re celebrating, when you celebrate your birthday? Ohhhh and I know you can’t wait to see pics from my birthday staycation – coming up in the next post! xx J