So I have a birthday coming up this month, which means I will probably go through a period of “woe is me” my life isn’t where I want it to be yet. I always treat birthdays like some kind of weird deadline that I somehow missed. As if I have gone an entire year accomplishing nothing. I know it’s completely ridiculous, but in my head, that’s how I perceive it sometimes.
Thankfully I have wonderful friends and family that always make a big deal of my birthday. Even when I try to avoid everyone and pretend the birthday isn’t happening. They don’t let me wallow in self-pity for long.
It sounds so silly, but I admit that being single (with no real prospects) on my birthday is far worse then rolling solo any other time of the year. Believe it or not, I handle the holidays without lamenting about my singlehood. I relish in it, even; but when my birthday approaches I almost have to fight off a case of the birthday blues .
Does being single during your birthday ever bother you? Do you have moments when you wish that you had someone special in your life? Does it happen randomly or during a special time? How do you handle it?
What is the best way to celebrate your birthday when you are single and ready to mingle?
What is your most memorable birthday? I would love to hear about it!