Chit Chat: Birthdays
Do you look forward to your birthday?
As I have stated before on this blog I have never really been someone who celebrated my birthday at least not since my days of Strawberry Shortcake themed birthday cakes and receiving big wheels as presents. It is not that I have ever dreaded my birthday but they have generally become very bittersweet to me. Particularly in the last few years they have served as benchmarks and reminders that my life has not been working out as I once thought it would. With each birthday I have been feeling further and further behind.
Despite my feelings about my birthday, this year I feel like I had a wonderful birthday that felt truly celebratory. It started with a arriving home from work Friday and finding piñata waiting for me (maybe next year I will receive a disco ball!). The weekend continued with waking up to balloons decorating my doorway and fresh baked homemade donuts, not one but two absolutely delicious cakes, and a great dinner with some of my favorite summer foods. I also received some very sweet, thoughtful gifts.
This birthday felt special and now I am kind of looking forward to my next one. How do you usually celebrate your birthdays? Has your birthday always felt like a special day to you?