What’s up Buzzworld! Birthdays are very special. It’s a celebration of your birth! Or if you’re a morbid person, it’s a celebration that you didn’t die yet. Some kid in my class said that to me the other day and now I’m like
But anyway, I never liked birthdays. My birthday is during the winter so I could never plan a big party. I tried three times when I was younger and a massive storm ruined my plans every time. This year, my perspective on birthdays changed. I turned 21 on February 27th and it was probably the best birthday I ever had. So this week, let’s appreciate birthdays!
On the day of my actual birthday, I ordered my first legal drink. It felt amazing ordering it. I finally realized that this is my life now; I’m officially a “complete” adult. I say the word “complete” because I’ve been doing adult things since I was 18 but now I can actually drink.
On the weekend, I got to wear a very pretty dress and hung out with my closest friends. I’m not much of a partier and I’m not very fond of people, so being with my friends was the best for me.
The next day we tried going out again but my roommate ended up getting sick and I didn’t want her to be alone. So I stayed and ordered pizza with her and some other friends and played Uno. Then on Sunday, we all spent the entire day watching anime.
My birthday isn’t as eventful as other people’s 21st birthdays but that doesn’t bother me. I got to hang out with my amazing friends which I haven’t been able to do in a while since all of our schedules are busy. We all got closer by telling stories and sharing things that we’ve never told to each other before. We have new inside jokes and new dreams that we want to achieve together.
My friends also sent me extraordinarily heart felt cards about how I’ve changed their lives and how they’d be lost without me. This is what I loved about my birthday the most. Sometimes, and I’m guilty of this as well, we all forget how truly amazing each one of us are. We are beautiful creatures and we forget to see that every now and then. It’s a great feeling when friends, family members, or other loved ones wake you up from your infinite slumber of sucky-ness and make you remember who you truly are: a beautiful being.
Going back to what the kid in my class said about birthday’s celebrating the fact you’re still alive is not scary to me anymore; it’s comforting. People love and care for you. No matter who you are or where you’re from; you deserve to be alive.
Sorry to get all deep on you guys but I felt like I needed to. Happy Birthday to everyone who had a birthday recently or will have one very soon. Love you guys!
What do you appreciate about birthdays? What was your favorite birthday? How was your 21st birthday?