Anyways, it got me thinking, do birthdays become less important as we get older? We all know about the dreaded 30th birthday, its consistently depicted in media. I recently saw how sad my brother-in-law was to turn 30. We know the 13th birthday is big because you're finally a teenage, the 16th because you can drive a car, the 18th because you're legally an adult, the 21st birthday arguably being the biggest because you can now drink. So, what happens between the ages of 21 and the dreaded 30th birthday?
Do we simply care less? When do birthday's stop being the big deal they were when we were little? Does that happen or is it more dependent on what is happening in our lives? My friend turned 24 over the summer and he was super excited about his birthday. We went out 3 days in a row for it, each day bigger then the day before. It was a really fun weekend.
|21st Birthday in San Diego|
I think this year, I knew I was busy the weekend before my birthday and my birthday was on a Monday, so, there wasn't really much I could do for it. So, I wasn't excited because I knew nothing could really happen. There's nothing to be excited for if you can't celebrate. Basically, I think the happiness around birthdays is situational, and then you hit 30. I don't know how that feels yet because I'm not there and I'm not ready to be there. I'm worried enough about not being super excited for this birthday. Whenever your birthday is, whether you're looking forward to it or not, I hope you have a good one and one that simply you enjoy. Because your birthday is all about you.