Is It Just Me, or Are Birthdays Weird?
Once a year we get a day where we celebrate getting one year older. Why do we do this? Yes, it's my birthday month but I haven't really ever grasped why we celebrate it.
Don't get me wrong, I love having my own day. Who doesn't? My question is, why do we celebrating getting a year older? After a certain point, there are no longer "benchmark" birthdays.
I love any reason to have a Margarita and celebrate but getting sung "Happy Birthday" to in the middle of a busy restaurant is super embarrassing to most. Lots of people don't really like being reminded they are getting older.
The last time I had an actual party was when I turned the dirty 30. My close friends were there with lots of laughs and catching up. There are people that spend thousands of dollars on parties and I know a few people who legit celebrate their entire birthday month.
We all have our things that make us happy, so I'm not judging you if you are one of those that legit celebrates for an entire month. All the power to you for putting in the effort. I don't think my body could handle the alcohol that I would consume if it were a month-long required celebration.
Is it just me? Am I the Scrooge of birthdays? Do you still make a big deal out of your birthday or your friends' and family members' birthdays?