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Birthdays

Birthdays mean different things to different people, but to me there pretty meaningless.  You get some cool stuff, but the biggest thing you get is another year older.  I know what it sounds like, but I’m not about to go on a why can’t I stay young forever rant.  What I’m talking about is the joy that you’re supposed to feel on your birthday.

Tonight I went out for a meal to celebrate a 21st.  Everyone had a good time, including myself, so I just don’t understand why I can never enjoy my own birthdays.  I get family, friends, cake, presents, etc, but ultimately something lets me down.  Over the last few years I’ve noticed myself actively looking for holes in the celebrations.

I guess what I’m getting at is why are some people, myself included, unable to enjoy birthdays?  The problem has existed since I was a child.  Maybe it’s because the day is focused purely on me, were as Christmas and other holidays are about everyone which is why I like them.  I also hate getting presents, which probably plays a part.  I like someone spending the time and picking out something that I’d like I just feel guilty taking it, if that makes sense.

Anyway that’s what was on my mind today, feel free to call me a freak below (I still got a hit from your visit) and don’t forget to vote.

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2 responses

  1. Amy

    I like birthdays….except did year I just culdnt stop tinking bou gettin older !!!!! I love buying presents for other ppl on their birthdays n I can’t wait until they get 2 open it I love da bit !!! I just love surprises !!!!

    November 21, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    • What’s wrong with getting older?
      You had your turn to be 18, not it’s your turn to be 19.

      November 22, 2010 at 5:32 pm

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