iVillage writer, Avi, has lost her birthday sparkle and she is worried she won’t get it back.
On Sunday, I will be celebrating my 21st birthday for the 10th time (for those without a calculator, that is 31).
And…well…I have found myself…just not that excited about it.
You might be thinking So?. But it is a big problem. You see, I am a lover of my birthday. In fact, I tend to dedicate the entire week to be about birthday celebrations. I technically consider the entire month of May as “my month”. I get excited about organising dinners with family members and friends.
But this year. Not so. And I don’t know what is happening. I feel like I have lost my birthday sparkle.
My husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday last week. I love birthday presents. Birthday presents are the kind of presents that you get because you want them. Not need them. And I usually have a list going in my head at the beginning of April. This year. Blah. No excitement.
He then asked me what I wanted to do to celebrate. Again. Nothing. Yes, I have organised dinner with friends on Saturday night but I am not as excited about celebrating my birthday with friends as I usually am. I'm usually planning my outfit in my head on the bus to work. Nadda.
In my family, we celebrate birthdays by going to a restaurant of the birthday girl/boy's choosing. I'm usually looking up restaurants and drooling over menus 2 weeks before the big day. Nadda.