8/11/14

Chit Chat: Birthdays

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?

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4 comments:

  1. I love birthdays, soooo love them :))) I look forward to mine every year!! Sometimes they aren't as great as others, but I still love them :))) Am happy yours was special this year xx

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  2. i was the first born and first grandchild, so i LOVE birthdays. just hate getting older. HATEEE that part.

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  3. that sounds like an awesome way to wake up on a birthday! Happy Birthday!

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  4. I'm glad this birthday felt special for you! Ever since I moved across the country from my family and longtime friends, some birthdays have been bittersweet for me, but I've found the fun again now.

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